Two OU players in hot water following big win over Tennessee

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NORMAN, Okla. – After a big win over Tennessee, two OU players are in hot water.

On Saturday, the University of Oklahoma pulled off an unbelievable comeback against Tennessee.

After being down through three quarters of the game, the Sooners bounced back to tie the game at 17, sending it to overtime.

Zack Sanchez sealed the win for the Sooners with an interception in double overtime.

However, it isn’t what happened on the field that has people talking.

Despite the big win, many people are focused on what a pair of OU players did after the final whistle.

Linebacker Eric Striker reportedly yelled at the Tennessee fans that they should “tell [their] recruits to come to OU.”

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Afterward, Striker said that he was confronted by Tennessee head coach Butch Jones.

“Zack got the pick, and I ran over there talking to our fans and saying, ‘yeah, yeah’ to all their fans, and [Jones] grabbed me and said, ‘Eric, you’re a helluva player, but have some damn class,” Striker told ESPN. “I didn’t say anything back, but I didn’t see what was so classless about that. I was just passionate. I’m a passionate competitor.”

Striker, who is known for being outspoken, isn’t the only player who is taking heat for their actions after the game.

Safety Hatari Byrd is also being criticized for giving Tennessee fans ‘the bird.’

At a news conference, OU coach Bob Stoops said that the situation would be “handled internally,” adding that there is no excuse for their behavior.

Striker later released an apology statement via the Oklahoma Football twitter page.

 

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