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.