Oklahoma cancels media availability after student paper gets creative to report on QB controversy
Oklahoma canceled its media availability on Wednesday after the school’s student newspaper cleverly reported about the Sooners’ practice Tuesday.
According to the OU Daily, Williams was seen scrimmaging with the 1st-team offense during Tuesday’s practice, except the 2 reporters didn’t see it close-up.
Sports editor Mason Young and assistant sports editor Austin Curtright observed the scrimmage with binoculars from a public building near the practice facility. They both then got quotes from Mike Rattler (Spencer Rattler’s father) after Rattler was sent home from practice on Monday due to an illness.
Once Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley found out about it, he canceled the media availability so no one who covers the team could ask any questions. He didn’t give a specific reason for the cancellation.
A reporter for the OU student newspaper used binoculars from a public building to report that Caleb Williams was doing practice with first-reps, got quotes from Spencer Rattler's dad, and Lincoln Riley has now apparently canceled all media availabilities. https://t.co/O0laL4oRA2 https://t.co/5hKbpbtd8D
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Williams is looking to make his 1st start of the season this Saturday after coming in for Rattler against Texas last Saturday. Williams finished with 211 yards passing with 2 touchdown passes as the Sooners won 55-48.