Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Sooners Banned from Auto Dealership

You can bet that there will be no more scandals between the University of Oklahoma’s football players and the Norman auto dealership Big Red Sports and Imports. OU has banned its athletes from working at the dealership that inappropriately paid starting quarterback Rhett Bomar and his roommate J.D. Quinn resulting in their dismissal from the team.

The dealership is under new management, and the current owners cooperated with the university's investigation, according to an NCAA report released Tuesday.

In the report Stoops said that Bomar and Quinn "knowingly" broke the rules. It also stated that Oklahoma's compliance staff received "poor and inappropriate treatment" from the dealership's previous management.

In the report, the university said it compared athletes' time cards with class schedules, summer workouts, practice schedules and other time commitments and found no evidence that other athletes were "paid for working during practice or class times."