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Oklahoma WR Jaz Reynolds Suspended for Tweet About Texas Shooting

Sep 29, 2010 – 5:30 PM
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Anthony Olivieri

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Bob StoopsOklahoma receiver Jaz Reynolds was suspended indefinitely Wednesday for comments on his Twitter account making light of the shooting incident at the University of Texas a day earlier.

Reynolds tweeted Tuesday, "Hey everyone in Austin, tx.......kill yourself #evillaugh," according to the Orlando Sentinel.

The tweet was in reference to Tuesday's shooting in the library at the University of Texas, where a gunman opened fire before killing himself. No one else was injured.

Texas and Oklahoma play their traditional Red River Rivalry game this Saturday. Reynolds will not play despite his quick retraction, tweeting immediately after,"Everyone in austin, tx disregard that last tweet....y'all will mess around n do it lmao."

Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops (right) responded to Reynolds' remarks in a statement released by the school.

"Because of his insensitive remarks on Twitter relative to Tuesday's tragedy in Austin, we have suspended Jaz Reynolds from our team indefinitely," the statement read.

"Our rivalry with Texas will not come at the expense of dignity and respect. We have great concern for what happened in Austin and I am incredibly disappointed that someone connected with our team would react so callously. We have taken immediate action and I hope by doing so have illustrated how seriously we view this matter."

A sophomore receiver, Reynolds has yet to see action this season for eighth-ranked Oklahoma, which enters its matchup with Texas undefeated at 4-0.
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