Oklahoma LB Shannon returns after 1-year suspension

Ponca City Now - August 12, 2015 9:00 am

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma linebacker Frank Shannon has returned to the Sooners after a one-year suspension following a Title IX sexual misconduct investigation.

Oklahoma media relations personnel indicated Tuesday that Shannon would only answer "football questions." Shannon says he always planned to return to the Sooners, although he wondered at times if it would happen.

Shannon says he attended the University of North Texas and did individual workouts during his time away from Oklahoma.

Shannon led the Sooners in tackles in 2013, a season that ended with a Sugar Bowl win over Alabama. In April 2014, an Oklahoma student accused Shannon of sexual assault. The Cleveland County District Attorney’s office declined to file charges, but the university conducted an investigation and suspended Shannon.


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