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OU Football: What happened at halftime of Texas game? Speculation runs from believable to bizarre

OU Football: What happened at halftime of Texas game? Speculation runs from believable to bizarre
OU Texas Oct 6
Texas Longhorns quarterback Sam Ehlinger (11) slides before getting tackled by Oklahoma Sooners linebacker Curtis Bolton (18) during the Red River Showdown between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma Sooners at Cotton Bowl Stadium on Saturday, October 06, 2018. IAN MAULE/Tulsa World

NORMAN — What happens inside a college football locker room during halftime almost always stays within those walls.

On Saturday, an Oklahoma City photojournalist tweeted that Oklahoma linebacker Curtis Bolton walked out of the locker room and onto the Texas State Fairgrounds for a brief moment before being brought back inside the stadium.

Speculation has run from the believable to the bizarre on Bolton’s decision at intermission of the Oklahoma-Texas game.

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“(It was) blown out of proportion a little bit,” OU coach Lincoln Riley said Monday. “I think after the half, just emotional. Sometimes guys get emotional and have to remove themselves from the situation a little bit.

“That’s a heated game. That’s a heated locker room. Curtis has been a warrior for us all year. He’s one of our emotional leaders no question, wears his heart on his sleeve like some of our guys do. I think that was probably something that was blown out of proportion a little bit.”

A source with direct knowledge of Saturday’s situation agreed with Riley.

“At most, it was an outburst from a player. He stormed out of the room,” the source said. “A couple of people went after him and he was back inside in a matter of minutes.”

Dusty Dvoracek, a former OU player and radio host on the Sports Animal, said during his Tuesday show safety Jordan Parker and linebackers coach Tim Kish took Bolton back into the locker…

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