Returning All-America defensive end Shawn Oakman and safety Orion Stewart, an all-Big 12 selection last year, were suspended for Baylor’s season opener against SMU, a Baylor official confirmed to the Waco Tribune-Herald on Thursday night.
The players violated team rules, according to the official. They will return for the Bears’ home opener against Lamar on Sept. 12.
Bleacher Report first reported the suspensions Thursday.
Baylor plays at SMU at 6 p.m. Friday (ESPN).
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One of the listed backups for Oakman is former Euless Trinity standout Brian Nance, a third-year junior for the Bears.