Supreme Court referee hears linebacker's case

Lawyers for the University of Oklahoma and a junior linebacker have met with an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee who will recommend whether the state Supreme Court should hear his case against the university.

The university has taken steps to suspend Frank Shannon for a year, but the school has been unable to enforce the decision. OU president David Boren has said the university suspended Shannon for a violation of its Title IX policy, which covers sexual misconduct.

Shannon appealed to the ruling to a district judge, who issued a stay of the suspension.

Shannon's attorney says that her client and the university's lawyers have agreed to keep information about the case confidential.

The university's attorneys declined to comment to the Norman Transcript on the case.

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