Oklahoma Sooners

Gesture will cost Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield his start Saturday

Gesture will cost Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield his start Saturday

Baker Mayfield’s on-the-field antics caught up with him this time.

Oklahoma’s senior quarterback will not start his final regular-season game Saturday at home against West Virginia after making a lewd gesture against Kansas. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley also stripped Mayfield of his captain status for the game, the result of which won’t keep the Sooners out of the Big 12 championship.

Riley made the announcements Monday.

“I knew something needed to be done,” Mayfield said. “I put coach Riley in a terrible spot. It’s not a decision any coach wants to have to make, but it was necessary. It was a hard conversation because he wants the best for me. It’s tough. It was...

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