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The Big 12's director of officiating, Walt Anderson, said on Thursday that the conference would not be suspending Oklahoma's Tyrus Thompson following his actions in the TCU game.
Big 12 tells me they will NOT be taking further action against #Sooners OT Tyrus Thompson for punch thrown in TCU game.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 6, 2012
Big 12 supervisor of officials Walt Anderson reviewed the play and concluded that the 15-yard penalty was satisfactory.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 6, 2012
The conference had the power to suspend Thompson for the bowl game. Looks like he will be good to go for the Cotton Bowl.— Jake Trotter (@Jake_Trotter) December 6, 2012
Jake Trotter, of ESPN's Sooner Nation, reported on Twitter earlier today that the Big 12 has decided not to punish Oklahoma's Tyrus Thompson following the apparent punch/es he threw at TCU's Stansly Maponga during the OU/TCU game last Saturday.
As Trotter indicated above, the Big 12's director of officiating reviewed the play and determined that the 15-yard penalty was enough. Which, much to no one's surprise, kicked off a another round of faux, self-righteous outrage across the interwebs.
That aside however, the good news is the Sooners, baring some kind of self-imposed suspension (which is not likely given the Big 12's decision), will have Thompson available for their bowl game against Texas A&M. With Daryl Williams' status still up in the air, having Thompson will prevent Oklahoma from having to start redshirt freshman Derek Farniok at right tackle.