NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma football announced Wednesday night that freshman quarterback Chris Robison has been dismissed from the team.
According to the release, OU coach Lincoln Riley elected to dismiss the quarterback due to a violation of team rules.
Robison, a 4-star recruit from Mesquite, Texas, enrolled at OU in January. He participated in spring practice.
It didn’t take long for Robison to find trouble after arriving at OU. He was cited for public intoxication on April 9, several hours after the Sooners’ spring game.
Robison wasn’t on campus for workouts this summer. Preseason practice began for the Sooners on Monday. Riley is scheduled to speak to reporters Thursday.
The quarterback’s departure isn’t expected to have much impact on OU’s depth chart. Robison was expected to redshirt this season. He clearly trailed sophomores Kyler Murray and Austin Kendall in the race to be the No. 1 backup behind returning 2016 Heisman Trophy finalist Baker Mayfield.
As a senior at Mesquite last season, Robison completed 70.4 percent of his passes for 2,089 yards with 24 touchdowns and 3 interceptions in nine games. He had 95 career passing touchdowns in high school, including 44 as a sophomore in 2014.
Robison committed to the Sooners in June 2015. He chose Oklahoma over offers from Oklahoma State, TCU and Houston, among others.