Monday, June 22, 2009

OU Football: News Items

Oklahoma Sooner Football Articles and Notes

While I was away on vacation a couple news items occurred and worthy to take note.

Chaisson joined the Sooners officially: Justin Chaisson last month had multiple felony charges -- including coercion with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon -- pleaded down to gross misdemeanors. On Thursday, OU released a statement that read, in part, "all allegations of the use of any weapon have been dismissed and are not the basis of any charge against or plea by him." Chaisson was on the team's official roster as of Thursday. (Tulsa World)

University of Oklahoma press release regarding Justin Chaisson joining the Sooners:

"We have thoroughly reviewed the facts and disposition of any and all allegations against Justin as determined by the independent assessment of the district attorney's office and the court system.

"Based on their investigation of the facts, all allegations of the use of any weapon have been dismissed and are not the basis of any charge against or plea by him. Our decision is appropriately based on the independent determination and action of the district attorney's office and the court system.

"We take these matters of conduct very seriously. Justin fully understands our expectations and his responsibilities of exemplary behavior and professional counseling. He knows the consequences if he does not meet those requirements."

Justin Johnson transfers to Texas JUCO: Justin Johnson was supposed to be part of a five-man rotation at running back this season after playing sparingly as a freshman in 2008. Johnson, a native of Gilmer, Texas, who is the younger cousin of former OU wide receiver Manny Johnson, was rated the No. 2 running back in the country coming out of high school by one recruiting Web site. Thursday, Johnson told the Tyler, Texas, radio station KTBB that he plans to transfer to Abilene (Texas) Christian, a Division II university in the Lone Star Conference. "Right now, we anticipate him transferring, which is fine," Stoops said. "We'll give him a full release and wish him the best. "Certain guys seek certain things, and he feels that's best for him. We want it for him as well." (The Oklahoman)

Milwood's Trayvon Henry commits to Oklahoma: Oklahoma didn't go too far to pick up its latest football commitment Thursday night, when Soonerscoop.com reported Oklahoma City Millwood linebacker Trayvon Henry had pledged. Henry, rated by Rivals.com among the top 15 insider linebackers in the nation and the top 20 Oklahoma prospects overall, is the 12th player to commit to OU in the current recruiting class. (Tulsa World)

Stoops, OU stack deck with Vegas wild card: Tulsa World

A new way to view Stoops: Tulsa World

OU's Sam Bradford is a true leader: The Oklahoman

Breaking down the preseason depth chart: The Oklahoman

\Who will emerge in '09 for the Sooners? The Oklahoman

Fans line up to meet 5 QBS who led Sooners to national titles: The Oklahoman

Stoops on the hot seat in Norman?: Indiana Daily Student

Sam Bradford's free ride over in 2009?: Bleacher Report

'The King': Turmoil led to the end of a grand era, but Switzer remains: Tulsa World

Switzer was a star in race relations: Tulsa World

Switzer moves on 20 years after leaving Oklahoma: Bleacher Report

How The Mighty Fall: Barry Switzer: Newson6.com

20 years after resignation from OU, Barry Switzer is still the king: The Oklahoman

Sooner Voice Bob Barry Sr. on the DL: The Oklahoman

Finish what he started: Tulsa World

No. 1 OU -- Ranking the nonconference schedules in the Big 12: SportingNews
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