Big 12 Publicly Reprimands Rhoads
The Big 12 Conference announced a public reprimand of Iowa State University head football coach Paul Rhoads for publicly commenting on the officiating following Thursday night’s football game against Texas. His comments were in violation of the Big 12 Conference’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct rules.
“Coach Rhoads violated Conference rules that prohibit coaches, student-athletes, athletic department staff and university personnel from making public comments about game officials,” said Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “Although more severe action was possible he is being issued a public reprimand. Coach Rhoads is also put on notice that future incidents may result in a more serious penalty.”
Big 12 Issues Public Reprimand of Paul Rhoads - Big 12 Conference - Official Athletic Site
They also issued a public reprimand of Texas WR Mike Davis:
The Big 12 Conference announced a public reprimand of University of Texas football student-athlete Mike Davis for his action leading to assessment of a personal foul penalty during Texas’ third-quarter touchdown in Thursday night’s game at Iowa State.
“In accord with the Conference’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct policy, Mr. Davis’ action was in violation of the rule prohibiting physically abusive acts toward an opponent’s team members during a contest,” said Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby. “Given the heightened emphasis on player safety, unnecessary and illegal acts such as this have no place in the game and are unacceptable. Mr. Davis is also put on notice that any future such behavior may result in a more serious penalty, including possible suspension.”
Big 12 Issues Public Reprimand of Mike Davis - Big 12 Conference - Official Athletic Site
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