UPDATE: Stoops has confirmed Hayes is back with the team, but still no change with either Franks or Reynolds.
Oklahoma safety, Quentin Hayes, who had been serving an indefinite suspension, which forced him to miss the first seven games of the season, has reportedly been reinstated.
The first news came from Hayes himself when he sent the following tweet Wednesday morning:
No longer on suspension, #reinstated #thankgod— Quentin Hayes(@QUENTINHAYES) October 31, 2012
Later in the day, Jason Kersey of the Oklahoman, also tweeted that a source confirmed to him that Hayes' suspension had in fact been lifted.
Still no word on Jaz Reynolds or Trey Franks who were also suspended along with Hayes at the time. Though the Sooners certainly are not hurting at wide receiver so even if Reynolds to return there is some question as to how much he'd actually contribute. And as many people have pointed out today, Franks is very likely redshirting this season regardless as he makes the transition from wide receiver to defensive back.
Whether or not this proves to be accurate, don't expect Hayes to make a significant (if any) contribution this Saturday against Iowa State.
Head coach Bob Stoops will certainly be asked about the all three following Wednesday's practice during his final meeting with the media prior to this Saturday's game against Iowa State. Assuming he confirms and/or provides any updates, we'll be sure to do the same here so be sure to check back later tonight.