Shawn Oakman Suspended, Will Not Play in Baylor Season Opener vs. SMU

Jason King@@JasonKingBRSenior Writer, B/R MagSeptember 3, 2015

ARLINGTON, TX - JANUARY 1: Shawn Oakman #2 of the Baylor Bears reacts during the game against the Michigan State Spartans at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic at AT&T Stadium on January 1, 2015 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)
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Baylor has suspended preseason All-American defensive end Shawn Oakman and All-Big 12 defensive back Orion Stewart for a violation of team rules, a source close to the program first told Bleacher Report late Thursday. 

Baylor has confirmed the report.

Neither player will suit up for the Bears when they take the field for Friday's season opener at SMU. According to the source, Oakman did travel with the team to Dallas on Thursday. Both players will return to the field in Week 2 when the Bears take on Lamar.

Stewart, a 6'2'', 200-pound junior, recorded 82 tackles and four interceptions in 2014. 

Oakman is a 6'9", 275-pound defensive end who is expected to anchor the defense for the No. 4 Bears. He recorded 51 tackles, 19.5 tackles for a loss and 11 sacks in 2014. 

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