Oklahoma State cheerleader Jarid Atkinson, who tried to trip Oklahoma wide receiver Eric Striker at the end of the game between the schools last weekend, was given a public reprimand by the Big 12 Conference on Tuesday.
Atkinson has apologized for his actions after the game, saying he wasn't trying to trip Striker and was just playfully sticking his foot out.
"In accord with the Conference’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct policy, Mr. Atkinson’s attempt to trip an Oklahoma football player was in violation of the rule prohibiting physically or verbally abusive acts toward an opponent’s team members during a contest," said Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby. "I appreciate the cooperation of Oklahoma State Athletic Director Mike Holder in handling this matter and accept Mr. Atkinson’s public apology for his action."
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