Oklahoma freshman defensive lineman Amani Bledsoe has been suspended for one year after failing an NCAA performance enhancing drug test, according to a report from the Lawrence Journal-World.
Bledsoe, originally from Lawrence, Kan., was a late scratch from OU’s 56-3 victory Saturday night against Kansas with the term indefinite suspension being used.
Head coach Bob Stoops said he was unsure of how long Bledsoe would be suspended following the game, simply saying it was a violation of team rules.
The report also says Bledsoe plans to appeal the suspension.
If the suspension is upheld, then he will not be eligible to play again for the Sooners until the eighth game of the 2017 season. It’s not a suspension for the rest of the season, but rather a one full year ban from competing.
Bledsoe, the major addition for OU’s 2016 class on the defensive line, has seen a lot of time in the lineup at defensive end and on special teams.
Bledsoe has three tackles and a batted down pass this season.