KETR Local
10:35 am
Fri August 4, 2006

A&M-Commerce cotacts ex-Sooner QB

Commerce – A&M-Commerce is seeking permission from The University of Oklahoma to contact a quarterback released amidst controversy earlier this week. Rhett Bomar's release from the Sooners drew national attention after an investigation showed he and another player violated NCAA rules by taking payment in excess of actual work at a car dealership in Norman, Oklahoma.

By rule, any Division I player can transfer to a Division II and play the next season.

Bomar started 11 games as a redshirt freshman for Oklahoma last season, passing for just over 2,000 yards 10 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. In high school, Bomar threw for nearly 6,100 yard and 58 touchdowns in a three-year career at Grand Prairie High School.

A&M-Commerce Athletic Director Jim Johnson said the school has sent a release to Oklahoma seeking permission to talk to Bomar about playing for the Lions and are still awaiting word back.