Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops announced Monday that safety Hatari Byrd is no longer with the program. Stoops said Byrd violated team rules.
Byrd has two years of eligibility remaining and will have the opportunity to transfer, according to Stoops.
Byrd started two games for the Sooners as a junior last season, recording 29 tackles. He was eventually replaced in the secondary by nickel back Will Johnson.
Byrd was in the spotlight for Oklahoma after the Sooners' victory against Tennessee on Sept. 12, 2015. He was caught by cameras showing an obscene gesture towards the fans at Tennessee. He later apologized.
For his career, Byrd appeared in 30 games and recorded 49 tackles.