Thursday, August 03, 2006
From the BCS Title Game to the Dust Bowl
Quarterback Rhett Bomar, above, and guard J.D. Quinn were dismissed from the Oklahoma team after officials determined the players had been paid for hours they did not work at Big Red Sports/Imports, a Norman car dealership. Employment records revealed the players were clocked in during practice, according to the Oklahoman. Big Red is the same dealership that was investigated last spring after Sooner running back Adrian Peterson aborted the purchase of a late-model Lexus, so if you are a Texas or Oklahoma State fan, you might want to purchase your next vehicle from Big Red, which has basically destroyed any hope the Sooners had this season for a run at the BCS championship. On top of this, the NCAA is likely to pay a visit, which is not good news for an athletic department already on a two-year probation for major rules violations committed by men's basketball coaches. Of course, they are having fun with this in Austin. As for the Oklahoman coverage, this is bigger news than the dust bowl, which the team will now try to avoid in the postseason. Columnist Berry Tramel says Bomar is a knucklehead. John Rohde says the Sooners have a quality punter in coach Bob Stoops, who booted the players. And we have links to video coverage: a no comment from Bomar at Will Rogers airport; the national media reacts; Dean Blevins reports on Bomar's OU stint; reaction from Sooner fans; and the owner of the Big Red dealership addresses the situation (registration).
Posted by dawizofodds at 2:33 AM