OU receiver Jaz Reynolds suspended for Twitter comments about Texas
Jaz Reynolds has been suspended indefinitely because of comments he made on his Twitter account. The sophomore wide receiver made two posts Tuesday concerning the shooter at the University of Texas at Austin.
After it was reported the shooter took his own life, Reynolds tweeted “Hey everyone in Austin, tx.......kill yourself #evillaugh.” It was followed up by another post that said “Everyone in austin, tx disregard that last tweet....y’all will mess around n do it lmao.”
Coach Bob Stoops suspended the Houston native and called his remarks insensitive.
“Our rivalry with Texas will not come at the expense of dignity and respect,” Stoops said. “We have great concern for what happened in Austin and I am incredibly disappointed that someone connected with our team would react so callously.“
Stoops said the staff took swift action to illustrate how seriously they view the matter.
Reynolds has not played this season and also was suspended for the Air Force game due to academic reasons.