OSU to discipline cheerleader who tried tripping OU player

OSU to discipline cheerleader who tried tripping OU player

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Oklahoma State cheer squad member Jarid Atkinson is seen here in a screen grab captured from FOX sports' broadcast of Bedlam apparently trying to trip Oklahoma's Eric Striker. Oklahoma State cheer squad member Jarid Atkinson is seen here in a screen grab captured from FOX sports' broadcast of Bedlam apparently trying to trip Oklahoma's Eric Striker.
STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -

Oklahoma State says it will discipline a member of the Cowboys' cheer squad who extended a foot as an Oklahoma player celebrated the game-ending touchdown in last week's Bedlam match up.

OSU's athletic department told FOX 25 on Tuesday the member of the cheer squad would receive unspecified discipline for his actions.

The squad member, identified as Jarid Atkinson, is shown on video extending his foot while Oklahoma's Eric Striker celebrated his touchdown that ended the rivalry game. Oklahoma beat Oklahoma State 33-24.

The Sooners tacked on an extra six points after Oklahoma State's failed desperation sequence of laterals as the clock expired on Saturday.

The Big 12 has also issued a public reprimand for his actions with Commissioner Bob Bowlsby releasing this statement:

"In accord with the Conference's Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct policy, Mr. Atkinson's attempt to trip an Oklahoma football player was in violation of the rule prohibiting physically or verbally abusive acts toward an opponent's team members during a contest. I appreciate the cooperation of Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder in handling this matter and accept Mr. Atkinson's public apology for his action."  

The squad member didn't make contact with Striker. OSU deputy athletic director Dave Martin says the squad member said he wasn't trying to trip Striker and that he was just extending his foot in a mocking manner.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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