OU football: Ronnie Perkins' suspension lifted, likely to return vs. Texas
AMES, Iowa — OU got some good news in the lead-up to Saturday night's game against Iowa State.
It probably won't help the Sooners against the Cyclones but could be a big lift for next week's game against Texas.
Defensive end Ronnie Perkins, who was suspended in December for half a season following an NCAA drug test, has won his appeal, according to a source close to the situation.
The news was first reported by SoonerScoop.com.
Wide receiver Trejan Bridges and running back Rhamondre Stevenson remain suspended.
Perkins traveled with the Sooners to Ames but is unlikely to play. The source indicated there are still some procedural hurdles that need to be cleared before Perkins can return to the field, but it's expected that those will be wrapped up early next week.
Perkins was on the field for warmups, but dressed in sweats and not going through the drills with his teammates.
Perkins' return would be a big boost for OU's pass rush. He was second on the team as a sophomore with six sacks last season and second with 13.5 tackles for loss. He started 13 games.