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Oklahoma TE Daniel Parker Suspended Indefinitely After Domestic Abuse Allegations

Oklahoma fifth-year tight end Daniel Parker has been suspended indefinitely after an emergency petition for protective order was filed against him in Cleveland County, according to a team spokesperson.

According to Eli Lederman of the Tulsa World, court documents were attained that identified Parker, 24, as the boyfriend of a 21-year-old woman who is accusing him of domestic abuse, assault, and battery with a deadly weapon, and stalking.

A hearing for the emergency protective order is set to take place on Tuesday afternoon at the Cleveland County Courthouse. The University did not comment further beyond Parker’s indefinite suspension from the program.

 

“Per court documents, the petition follows a series of incidents between Parker and the petitioner from early October into the early weeks of November,” Lederman writes. “The last of those incidents occurred on Nov. 13, when Parker allegedly punched the woman as many as six times in the right and left thigh area in his living room before returning to the room and threatening her with a firearm at his side.

“The woman later spoke with Norman Police Department officers at a friend’s home. Upon arriving at the scene of the incident, Norman police could not locate Parker and he was not taken into custody.

“A Nov. 13 police report refers to the petitioner as a victim and lists offenses of one count of domestic abuse (simple assault) and one count of assault/battery with a deadly weapon. The name, home address, age and other identifying information related to the suspect has been redacted.”

 

“After speaking with the victim after my arrival, I submitted a warrant request for the suspect due to him not being on the scene,” Norman Police Department officer Jason Jacques wrote in his report.

Parker did not appear in Oklahoma’s 28-13 win over Oklahoma State this Saturday, and recorded just four catches for 28 yards in eight games this season. 2022 was Parker’s only season in Norman and transferred to OU after spending four seasons with Missouri.

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