Oklahoma fires mascot for taunting rival coach’s wife

There is never a boring day in the world of college sports. Today, it was a mascot who was looking for trouble in the wrong place. Here’s a snippet of the story from NewsOK.com:

The University of Oklahoma fired a mascot who was taunting Oklahoma State fans during the Sooner men’s basketball team’s Bedlam victory Saturday inside Lloyd Noble Center.

According to multiple sources familiar with the incident, Heather Ford — the wife of OSU coach Travis Ford — was among the OSU fans being harassed.

OU sources said the dismissed mascot was told multiple times not to return to the section where he was causing trouble.

The mascot blocked OSU fans’ vision of the game, taunted them and spilled popcorn on a group of them that included Heather Ford, sources said.

“The individual involved has been dismissed from the mascot program for unsportsmanlike behavior,” OU’s statement read. “The University of Oklahoma apologizes for this occurrence, which in no way reflects the standards of hospitality and sportsmanship of the University of Oklahoma.”

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