• Kennedy Brooks returning to Sooners after reported investigation

    By: Nathan Thompson

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    The OU athletic department told FOX23 Tuesday night Kennedy Brooks is expected to be back with the Sooner football team this week.

     

    This comes after The Athletic reported Tuesday the OU running back was cleared by a Title IX investigation after a female student accused Brooks of being physically violent toward her. According to the report, Brooks had been suspended from the team.

     

    Here is the full statement OU emailed to FOX23:

    “When the OU Athletics Department is made aware of a potential issue involving a student-athlete, it may elect to withhold the student-athlete from participation in team activities during a review of the matter. Per University policy, OU Athletics does not participate in any such reviews or investigations involving a complaint. Those reviews are handled independently by the appropriate University office. At this time, it’s expected that Kennedy Brooks will participate in football team activities later this week.”

    This news comes on the same day Brooks was named to the preseason All-Big 12 team. He led the Sooners in rushing last year as a redshirt freshman with 1,056 yards. He also had 12 touchdowns.

     

    The next scheduled media availability for OU head coach Lincoln Riley is Monday at Big 12 Media Days in Arlington, TX.

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