Oklahoma Student Goes Public, Accuses RB Kennedy Brooks Of Abuse

first_imgKennedy Brooks of Oklahoma after a big play.NORMAN, OK – NOVEMBER 10: Running back Kennedy Brooks #26 is congratulated by offensive lineman Cody Ford #74 and offensive lineman Ben Powers #72 of the Oklahoma Sooners on a touchdown against the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Norman, Oklahoma. Oklahoma defeated Oklahoma State 48-47. (Photo by Brett Deering/Getty Images)A University of Oklahoma student is going public with accusations of abuse against Sooner RB Kennedy Brooks. This comes after Brooks was reinstated last month following a Title IX investigation.The investigation was a result of a female student accusing Brooks of physical abuse. Now, that student, a 20-year-old junior named Mallory Jech, has come forward.Jech took to Twitter on Friday night to issue a scathing critique of her alma mater and detail alleged incidents of abuse at the hands of Brooks.The University of Oklahoma (@UofOklahoma) values their student athletes more than their average student. I refuse to be quiet. And here’s why: I’m being played as the girl who lied about being abused. However, I’m the girl who protected a liar & an abuser’s career. Until now.The University of Oklahoma (@UofOklahoma) values their student athletes more than their average student. I refuse to be quiet. And here’s why: I’m being played as the girl who lied about being abused. However, I’m the girl who protected a liar & an abuser’s career. Until now.— mal (@malloryjech) August 2, 2019 In a full 16-tweet thread, Jech says she and Brooks dated from June 2018 until March of this year. During their relationship, she claims she was “used, cheated on, manipulated and abused both mentally AND physically.”Jech went to Title IX “a few months” before May but did not tell her story at the time. She would eventually speak with them in May when the investigation was started.I will not let the University of Oklahoma silence me. I will not let Kennedy Brooks silence me. I’m not doing this for attention or for anyone to feel sorry for me. I’m doing this for every girl who is too scared to speak up against their abuser. I will tell anyone my story.— mal (@malloryjech) August 2, 2019You can read the full Twitter thread from Jech here.Brooks missed team workouts while the investigation was ongoing but was reinstated in early July. He led the Sooners in rushing yards last season (1,056 yards) and tied with Kyler Murray for second-best on the team with 12 rushing touchdowns.Oklahoma is set to begin its 2019 season at home against Houston on Sept. 1.last_img read more

Canadian Natural Resources hikes dividend despite losing 776 million

CALGARY — Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. lost $776 million in the fourth quarter compared with a profit of $396 million a year earlier as it was hit by low prices for Canadian oil.However, the company raised its quarterly dividend to 37.5 per share compared with its earlier payment to shareholders of 33.5 cents per share.Canadian Natural says its loss amounted to 64 cents per diluted share for the three months ended Dec. 31 compared with a profit of 32 cents per diluted share in the last three months of 2017.On an adjusted basis, it says it lost $255 million or 21 cents per share in the quarter compared with an adjusted profit of $565 million or 46 cents per share a year earlier.Analysts on average had expected an adjusted profit of 14 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.Production in the quarter averaged 1,081,368 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 1,020,094 in the fourth quarter of 2017.Related Stories:Microsoft approves $40 bln share repurchase programDollarama misses expectations on profit, but hikes sales forecastFluor cuts dividend in half, to sell some assetsFor the full year, Canadian Natural reported a profit of $2.59 billion or $2.12 per diluted share compared with a profit of $2.40 billion or $2.03 per diluted share in 2017. read more