The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

December 10, 2013

OSU to discipline cheer squad member over gaffe


From The Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. — Oklahoma State says it will discipline a member of the Cowboys' cheer squad who extended a foot as an Oklahoma player celebrated the game-ending touchdown in last week's Bedlam matchup.

OSU deputy athletic director Dave Martin says the university does not condone physical or verbal abuse toward players or fans. Martin said the squad member will see "consequences for his poor judgment and actions."

The squad member is shown on video extending his foot while Oklahoma's Eric Striker celebrated his touchdown that ended the rivalry game. Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 33-24.

The squad member didn't make contact with Striker. Martin says the squad member said he wasn't trying to trip Striker and that he was just extending his foot in a mocking manner.

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AP Source: The Oklahoman