Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports
Oklahoma Sooners announced via Twitter Monday that running back Keith Ford has been indefinitely suspended for academic and team rules violations.

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Ford scored six total touchdowns in Oklahoma's first three games last season but suffered a leg injury against Tennessee and missed the next five games.

His parents, Keith and Mary Ford released the following statement to ESPN on Tuesday:

"Although we respect the decision of Coach Stoops to suspend our son from the football team the actions that prompted this decision were uncharacteristic of our son's behavior," the statement said. "We believe Keith never recovered completely (physically and/or mentally) from the injury that occurred in the Tennessee game. After speaking with several medical professionals we found that this is not uncommon among athletes after suffering an extensive injury. Therefore, we brought this to the attention of Coach Stoops and the OU Staff and they are actively engaged in helping Keith. When Coach Stoops told us 'I will never shut a kid out' he solidified our complete trust and confidence in the OU program. We are praying for the return of Keith Ford #21."
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Cracker111 months
Thank god he didn't beat up his girlfriend failing grades is the only way to get kicked off the team
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Drizzt111 months
Look at the rack on Stoops. I feel like I should leave a dollar bill.
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derSturm37111 months
Hurt your leg. Lose your mind. Can I stub my toe and act a fool this weekend?
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