Big 12 issues public reprimands for Mayfield, Kansas players


Baker Mayfield and several Kansas players received a public reprimand from the Big 12 following Saturday's chippy game.

The conference issued separate public reprimands for Mayfield and the four Kansas players. Mayfield was caught on camera yelling profanities and grabbing his crotch following a touchdown in OU's 41-3 route of the Jayhawks. Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said the OU quarterback's actions are unacceptable and should not be tolerated.

"Baker Mayfield is a truly outstanding competitor and I generally appreciate his style of play and the manner in which he competes. However, the behavior he exhibited on the sideline during the Oklahoma-Kansas game was inappropriate and contrary to our sportsmanship policies,” Bowlsby said.

Mayfield will not be a captain and will not start the final home game of the year.

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The league reprimanded Kansas players Joe Dineen, Dorance Armstrong Jr., Jeremiah Booker and Daniel Wise for refusing to shake hands with Mayfield prior to the game.

“The refusal of these student-athletes to shake an opponent’s hand during the pre-game ceremony is contrary to tradition and inconsistent with common courtesy,” Bowlsby said. "The pre-game handshake among team captains is symbolic of good sportsmanship. This breach of protocol is not in keeping with the standards of the Big 12 Conference. I am grateful for the work of the Kansas administration and coaches to resolve this matter.”

The players will not serve as captains as the Jayhawks travel to Oklahoma State this weekend.

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