University of Oklahoma football players Rhamondre Stevenson, Ronnie Perkins and Trejan Bridges have been suspended for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, News 9's Dean Blevins confirmed.
This is a story first reported and confirmed by SoonerScoop.com.
Blevins says the loss of OU’s best pass rusher and playmaker along with Stevenson’s SEC-style power and strength will be significant at the national semifinal -- much more than the news that the Sooners will be without one starter vs LSU. Rookies who will be in rotations will be severely tested.
Stevenson is a junior running back, and Bridges is a freshman wide receiver for the Sooners. Perkins plays on the other side of the ball as a defensive end.
The likelihood remains that other players will be suspended as well, Blevins reports.
Oklahoma moved up to take the final playoff spot after beating Baylor 30-23 in overtime for the Big 12 championship.
This will be the fourth playoff appearance for the Sooners, though they have never advanced past the semifinals. Last season, they lost to Alabama 45-34 in the Orange Bowl.
This is a developing story.