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Big 12 reprimands Texas’ Hager for remark about Oklahoma

November 20, 2018

Texas defensive end Breckyn Hager was publicly reprimanded by the Big 12 on Monday for violating the conference’s sportsmanship and ethical conduct policy after he made a disparaging joke about Oklahoma to a reporter after the Longhorns’ last game.

Conference rules prohibit coaches, student-athletes, athletic department staff and university personnel from making negative comments about other member institutions.

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said it was Hager’s second violation of the sportsmanship rules and the player was expected to issue a public apology.

Texas released a statement from Hager, a senior and Austin, Texas, native. He said meant the comment to be “light-hearted” and that he has the “utmost respect” for Oklahoma and its football program.

Texas beat Oklahoma 48-45 earlier this season.

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