Big 12 Forcing Texas Star Breckyn Hager To Apologize For Saying “OU Sucks”

first_imgSam Ehlinger in the pocket for Texas.DALLAS, TX – OCTOBER 06: Sam Ehlinger #11 of the Texas Longhorns looks for an open receiver against the Oklahoma Sooners in the first half of the 2018 AT&T Red River Showdown at Cotton Bowl on October 6, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)After his team’s win over Iowa State, Texas defensive lineman Breckyn Hager gave a colorful interview, which included a shot at Oklahoma’s defense. He also threw in an “OU sucks” for good measure.Well, it doesn’t look like the Big 12 is thrilled about it. Monday, the conference issued a statement on Hager’s comments, asking him to apologize for them.The Big 12 says he’ll be “expected” to apologize. We have no idea if that means he’ll follow through.I told Breckyn Hager that kansas scored 40 on Oklahoma. “But OU has no defense” he responded.He then looked at the clock. “And what time is it? It’s 11:12 … and OU still sucks.”See? Rivalries can still be fun.— Bob Ballou (@BobBallouSports) November 18, 2018Here’s the Big 12’s statement:“Breckyn Hager violated the Conference rule that prohibits coaches, student-athletes, athletic department staff and university personnel from making negative comments about other member institutions for his remarks about the University of Oklahoma,” said Bowlsby.  “This is Mr. Hager’s second violation of the Conference sportsmanship rules and therefore, he is receiving a public reprimand and will be expected to issue a public apology for his inappropriate comments.”If Texas beats Kansas and Oklahoma beats West Virginia, the two will meet again in the Big 12 title game. The war of words may have already begun.last_img

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