Oklahoma announced earlier this week that star quarterback Baker Mayfield would be benched at the start of this weekend’s game against West Virginia as a punishment for lewd gesturing he made during last week’s Kansas game.
Mayfield’s punishment turned out to be sitting for two offfensive plays before he was inserted into the game. That was also after his teammates took his jersey out to midfield before the game, in tribute to Mayfield since he wouldn’t be apart of the captain’s circle for the coin toss.
As you can imagine, a lot of people thought the handling of the whole situation by Oklahoma was comical.
Considering that Mayfield’s punishment was self-inflicted — and that it only lasted two total plays — it appears that many fans weren’t exactly going to sympathize with the quarterback in this situation.
On the other fans, Oklahoma fans will likely be able to shrug it off; as of press time, the Sooners have a 45-10 lead over West Virginia.