On Friday October 4th, 2019, news broke that Oklahoma suspended their starting kicker Calum Sutherland amid Title IX investiations. This news comes roughly 3 months after Oklahoma RB Kennedy Brooks was cleared of his title IX investigation.
According to The Oklahoman, Sutherland is accused of assaulting his girlfriend on Sept. 21, the same day he was arrested for public intoxication. In the arrest affidavit obtained by The Oklahoman, Sutherland’s girlfriend stated a “short physical and verbal altercation occurred.” The officer “did not observe any injuries on her person,” and witnesses stated Sutherland was “extremely intoxicated.”
I have no comment on the allegations and trust the proper authorities to deal with this issue. However, I will say this likely will not have a large impact on the Sooners this season. I think Sutherland’s replacement, Gabe Brkic, is more than adequate and Oklahoma’s dominate offense provides a safety net for any “growing” pains he could encounter.
Sutherland was a walk on that started the first three games for OU, going going 2-for-4 on field goal attempts and making all 23 point after attempts.
Redshirt freshman Gabe Brkic filled in for Sutherland last week, making both field goal attempts and all seven extra point attempts.
With one game under his belt and a push over opponent in Kansas this week, Brkic should have plenty of time to get comfortable as the go to guy for extra points and FGs.