Baylor suspends Jeff Lebby for being on sideline at Tulsa-Okla. game

Baylor has imposed a half-game suspension on assistant coach Jeff Lebby after he violated NCAA rules by attending Oklahoma's game against Tulsa last weekend.

Lebby, Baylor's passing game coordinator and running backs coach, will sit out the first half of the Bears' Nov. 14 game against the Sooners.

Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby also issued a public reprimand of Lebby.

"The opportunity for Coach Lebby to scout a future opponent by being on the sideline of a conference member's opponent is inconsistent with the principles and expectations of the Big 12 Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Policy," Bowlsby said in statement. "I appreciate the action of Baylor athletics director Ian McCaw in addressing this matter and accept the University's self-imposed penalty."

Lebby was on Tulsa's sideline during the Golden Hurricane's game at Oklahoma on Saturday, a violation of NCAA bylaw 11.6.1, which prohibits the in-house scouting of a future opponent.

Lebby, who graduated from Oklahoma and was a student assistant coach under Bob Stoops, was in Norman for a wedding during Baylor's off week. Tulsa coach Philip Montgomery, who was Baylor's offensive coordinator last season, gave Lebby and his wife passes to the game to stand on Tulsa's sidelines. Lebby also is Baylor coach Art Briles' son-in-law.

Briles and Montgomery both said they phoned Stoops afterward to apologize.

Briles called the incident "embarrassing" earlier this week.

Lebby is the third assistant Baylor has had to suspend this season. Offensive coordinator Kendal Briles and receivers coach Tate Wallis both sat out the Bears' Sept. 12 game with Lamar for recruiting violations.