Junior linebacker Frank Shannon has been practicing with the Sooners during most of fall camp... even taking part in Meet The Sooners Day earlier this month. On Monday, the University released the final decision of its Title IX Office inquiry. You can read President David Boren's entire statement below:
"The University of Oklahoma has been asked repeatedly by the media about the outcome of the internal disciplinary proceedings relating to Frank Shannon. As permitted by Federal privacy laws in matters such as these, the University is allowed to disclose its institutional processes and its final decisions. This process includes the Title IX Office inquiry, a hearing panel comprised of faculty and staff, and an appeal to the chief student affairs officer. This process was completed on June 18th. The final decision of the internal disciplinary process was suspension of the student for one year. Federal privacy law and other legal considerations prohibit me from discussing the case further.
The University is unable to enforce its process at this time. The University has and is taking every legal step possible to move this process forward. The University is currently seeking to enforce its decision so that it may be in compliance with federal law requiring responses by institutions to such matters in a timely manner. With the fall semester beginning August 18, time is of the essence."
Basically what this means is that Shannon is currently fighting that ruling in court, which is why no official decision has been made yet. We'll have the latest for you on Tulsa's Channel 8 and here on the sports page at KTUL.com.