Sports Headlines - August 12

Scandrick to miss first four games of season due to banned substance

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has been suspended for the first four games of the year after testing positive for Performance Enhancing Drugs.

According to sources, Scandrick actually failed the drug test in April and appealed its findings. The league rendered its decision yesterday.

Scandrick reportedly took a supplement that included a substance outlawed by the NFL and he claims he never knowingly took the PED while he was apparently on vacation in Mexico.

The seven-year veteran is coming off his best season. He won the starting position when Morris Claiborne was injured during the preseason and performed well, serving as a bright spot on a unit that ranked last in the league in total defense. Scandrick was competing, along with Claiborne, for the starting slot again for this year.

OU bans Shannon for one year after sexual misconduct

Oklahoma Sooner Frank Shannon has been suspended for one year after being found guilty of violating Oklahoma’s sexual misconduct policy.

The starting linebacker has the right to appeal the ruling to a district court, which is why the university is unable to enforce the decision at the moment.

According to a Title IX sexual misconduct allegation report, obtained in April by The Oklahoman, a female student accused Shannon of sexually assaulting her at an off-campus apartment in January. The Cleveland County district attorney’s office declined to prosecute the case, noting the alleged victim didn’t want to press charges. But under federal law, the university was obligated to conduct its own internal investigation.

University president David Boren said Monday they are trying to take every legal step forward they can so they can be in compliance with federal law which requires responses by institutions to such matters in a timely manner.

Rangers get shut out by Rays 7-0

After winning 3-0 on Sunday, the Tampa Bay Rays sent a message to the Texas Rangers yesterday, shutting them out 7-0 at Rangers Stadium.

The Rays’ Drew Smyly struck out nine in a career-high 7 2/3 innings to beat the Rangers for the second time this year. The lefty hasn’t allowed Texas an earned run in three appearances, including a start and a relief outing when he was still with Detroit.

The Rangers and Rays will play again tonight at 8 o’clock.


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