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Oklahoma football: Stoops says Hatari Byrd no longer with the program

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Hatari Byrd

Junior safety Hatari Byrd tackles Tulsa sophomore running back D'Angelo Brewer at Gaylord Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Sep. 19, 2015. Byrd led OU with 15 tackles in the 52-38 victory over the tulsa Golden Hurricanes. Tyler Woodward/The Daily

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. 

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