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Following sideline antics, Mayfield will not start against West Virginia

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) attempts a pass during an NCAA college football game against Kansas at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kan., Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Baker Mayfield will not start Saturday's game for the Sooners after after being caught on camera grabbing his crotch during a win at Kansas.


The Sooners quarterback was also stripped of his captain duties for the home game against West Virginia. OU Head Coach Lincoln Riley did confirm that Mayfield would play in the game, but wouldn't comment on how long he would sit.

The move comes after a chippy 41-3 Sooners rout at Kansas. Mayfield attempted to shake hands with Kansas players prior to the coin toss but was denied. Mayfield was later caught on camera grabbing his crotch and cursing across the field. He apologized via Twitter following the game.


Riley said the decision was difficult.

"Not just Baker, all these players across the country are still just young men. They are not adults yet." Riley said. "I don't know if I'll ever have a player that is as special as he is...I'm proud as hell to be his coach."


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