Skip to comments.Titanic (Oklahoma QB), meet iceberg (NCAA Violation)
Posted on 08/02/2006 11:42:24 AM PDT by GodfearingTexan
Bomar off OU football team
From Staff and Wire Reports Oklahoma football coach Bob Stoops says he's dismissing two players from the Sooner football team. Oklahoma confirmed that two players had been dismissed by the team but did not identify them. The school said in a statement that the players violated NCAA rules by working at a private business and taking "payment over an extended period of time in excess of time actually worked."
Oklahoma City television station KWTV reported that Bomar, who set an Oklahoma freshman record with 2,018 passing yards after taking over as the Sooners' starter in the second game last season, was one of the two players who had been permanently dismissed.
"We spend a considerable amount of time addressing our players regarding their personal conduct and the NCAA rules," head coach Bob Stoops said in a statement. "They know exactly what we expect from them. Ultimately, they have to make right decisions. The same holds true for our boosters. When they do not, the consequences are serious, and we will not tolerate this behavior.
"Our team and university actions are necessary because of the intentional participation and knowledge of the student athletes in these violations," Stoops said.
A top-rated recruit out of high school, Bomar redshirted his first season while 2004 Heisman Trophy winner Jason White completed his career. Bomar lost a quarterback competition to Paul Thompson last fall, but was named the starter after the Sooners lost to TCU in the first week.
He started Oklahoma's final 11 games and completed 54 percent of his passes, while throwing 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Oklahoma finished 2005 by winning six of its final seven games, including a victory against Oregon in the Holiday Bowl.
"I firmly believe that our program is stronger than any individual player and that a championship program cannot compromise its values," Stoops said in the statement.
Ok, enlighten me on what rules they actually violated. It reads to me as if they worked for a private business and they were paid more then the time they actually worked. Why is that bad? What am I missing? I have to confess I am not a big football fan so really am lost here about this rule:).
They are getting paid but not working...booster is paying them off. Can't do that if you are an NCAA athlete.
were paid more then the time they actually worked. Why is that bad? What am I missing?
Its a way to hide payola to the student/athlete, which is a big no-no.
Only the coaches and administrators are supposed to get paid, not the kids who put the asses in the seats.
More proof that Division One schools should just convert their "scholar-athletes" to minor leagues and be done with it.
Why is that bad? What am I missing?
Boosters in the past would promise star recruits that if they came to the Univ. of Oklahoma (or anywhere, mind you) that they would be given a job where they didn't have to show up to get paid, or given overtime they didn't work. It is an illegal inducement and in a sense, pay for play, and a method of drawing recruits to a program that needed them. It is said that former player Brian Bosworth used to work a few hours at a GM plant and did nothing but maliciously screw loose bolts underneath the chassis for no reason, and still get full pay. Things have changed.
For anyone else in the world this would be a good thing. For an NCAA athlete, it's a BIG violation of the rules. The team can lose scholarships, bowl appearances, tv revenue... all sorts of good things.
And the beauty of the NCAA is that it's a "volunteer" organization that can pick and choose how it wants to enforce the rules. Typically teams in the South and Southwest get punished MUCH more severely for the same violation than would a team from the Northeast.
Maybe the players weren't paying United Auto Workers dues like they're supposed to for jobs like that. :-)
Take it from someone who knows. OU needs to get rid of that booster too - hard and quick.
Thanks to all the responses to my questions, you can always count on FReepers to have the answers!:)
the Sports Animal is reporting that he worked for Big Red Sports and Imports, which ironically is one of their station's biggest advertisers.
Bomar Sooner, Bomar Sooner = Bomar Later?
As someone who went to the University of Texas, I salute Bob Stoops for doing the right thing. Bomar really has given Stoops headaches over the last couple of years.
The Second Player dismissed from the team is Starting G J.D. Quinn. FYI
Yeah, sounds like what the politicians do all the time, doesn't it? Maybe we should get the NCAA to perform oversight on our Senators and Representatives.
OL or DL?
I hate OU, but kudos for Stoops for doing the right thing.
What a bomar, er bummer.
They can get paid but it has to be done within the rules. Not the first time that a booster got too generous.
If your rich, no one notices.
Matt Leineart has a family thats loaded, so no one blinked an eye that he was living a life that more or less resembled a pro-athlete then a amateur.
I'm trying to find out who the famous Miami Hurricane was who had the ultimate line when they asked him what the difference would be going from the U of M to the NFL.
"A pay cut".
Because if you are SMU, it will get you the death penalty. The NCAA would never do that to Oklahoma, but there are probably folks there who would love to come down on the school for its role in breaking the NCAA TV monopoly, and thus the program can't engage in blatant violation of the rules as can some of the programs.
OU the best texas team that money can buy.
They wouldn't do that to an Alabama either. They would however crush both with massive penalties making it virtually impossible to field a competitive team for 4-5 years and destroying the depth on the bench.
Check my profile and you will see why I said take it from someone who knows.
That is also why I said OU needs to get rid of the booster. A rotten booster can destroy a program in 15 minutes or less.
Agree 100% that SMU got screwed btw. That is what the NCAA rules committee does.
Coincidentally, it was also Big Red that let Adrian Peterson buy/return the Lexus, which the NCAA cleared >>>
Isn't THAT the truth!!!
Not as a Sooner, apparently.
Commish, see post 25.....so is the the sports car he's been driving this summer or another one?
BTW, WWLS reports that Bomar declared $18K income on last year's tax return.
The host, James Hale, nearly had a stroke..."That's more than I make!"
Not bad, for 5hrs/wk (and not even showing up for that).
This Longhorn fan is deeply saddened. Stoops did the right thing.
BTW: Is Thompson going to get his job back?
Can a non-scholarship athlete work or receive booster money? I sense that a car dealership in some university town is just going to bypass the whole system and pay a star athlete -- tuition and a salary -- for endorsements.
Makes you wonder how they got caught. There is no way to prove where cash came from, unless it is marked. Possibly one of the athletes was bragging to the wrong person.
Sounds like the Alumni who paid them (off) might not have been smart enough to graduate in the first place.
I wish Bob was still a Gator!
As a NU fan this is Schadenfreude, except we were planning on pasting them in the Big 12 championship game this year, I guess this puts a rut in it.
oh I don't know about that.
What depth did they have at QB? I dont think AP is enough to carry them there..and there DL isnt that spiffy either...while NU will shock the nation 4 times this year watch it, USC,UT, Big12 Championship and the National CHampionship...ok maybe a little fanboyism from me....
No I'm saying that Nebraska can't beat Texas anyway, which is who I had coming out of the Big XII South.
hooray, our offensive line didnt need any more bad news.
my dad says the Sports Animal is saying that Kevin Wilson always preferred Paul Thompson anyway.
Actually, the Athletes can work, they just have to do it on the up and up, which Bomar didn't do. I hope the booster gets banned from the campus as well.
I don't disagree with this statement. You could call it a "Living Expenses Scholorship". And those students who get drafted into the pros, the team that drafted them should contribute to the scholorship, or better yet, let the boosters contribute to it and that will solve both problems.
Thompson went to HS with my daughters. Even though he plays for OK, I'd like to see him do well. HOOK'UM!!!
Evidently, Big Red S&A was recently sold. Prior owners were the ones paying the kid. Speculation is that the new owners reviewed the books and found the "ghost" employee.
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