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Kansas players stripped of captain status after Mayfield snub

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and three Kansas players were all reprimanded by the Big 12 Conference for actions during their game last week.
Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield and three Kansas players were all reprimanded by the Big 12 Conference for actions during their game last week. AP

Kansas football players Joe Dineen, Daniel Wise and Dorance Armstrong won’t serve as captains for the Jayhawks’ season finale at Oklahoma State, coach David Beaty announced.

The trio refused to shake Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield’s hand after the coin toss before last week’s game in Lawrence, Kan. Wise, a defensive end, attended Hebron High School.

Mayfield was later caught on camera grabbing his crotch and yelling an obscenity at Kansas players. Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley announced Monday that Mayfield wouldn’t start in the Sooner’s game against West Virginia and was stripped of his captain title.

The Big 12 Conference publicly reprimanded all of the players for their actions.

“Mr. Mayfield’s actions are unacceptable and should not be tolerated,” Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby said in a release. “I am grateful for the efficient management of this matter by the coaches and administration of the University of Oklahoma. Baker Mayfield is a truly outstanding competitor and I generally appreciate his style of play and the manner in which he competes. However, the behavior he exhibited on the sideline during the Oklahoma-Kansas game was inappropriate and contrary to our sportsmanship policies.”

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