It’s been a pretty tough week for the Arkansas football team. Tight End Jeremy Sprinkle was suspended for the Belk Bowl after getting caught shoplifting from the title sponsor, Belk. Then after having a 24 point lead at halftime over Virginia Tech the Razorbacks allowed the Hokies to score 35 unanswered points to come back and win the game. During the second half Arkansas receiver Drew Morgan spit on a Virginia Tech player as the team melted down. Morgan was ejected for his actions.
After the game Arkansas coach Bret Bielema talked about the incident during the post-game press conference.
“I was told he spit in a guy’s face, so I’m assuming he did it. It’s very embarrassing for me as a head coach to say that. When the official comes over and tells me that, I of course agree he needed to be removed from the game.”
Yesterday Morgan issued an apology for the incident that got him ejected but didn’t admit to spitting on anyone.
“I want to apologize to my family, my coaches, the University of Arkansas, and the entire Razorback family for being ejected from the game last night. Everyone who knows me and has watched me play football my entire career knows that is not who I am, not what I am about, and not how I want to be perceived…ever.
I have been honored to be a part of the Razorback family and have enjoyed the many experiences, both on and off the field, over the last four years. It has been a fun, incredible journey for me and I couldn’t have selected a university better suited for me to grow up, play football, earn a degree, and spend my life doing what I love to do. To all my friends, teammates, family, administration, and coaching staff, I appreciate all of the trust you have placed in me and hope that I will continue to make you proud in all I do on and off the field as I move into the next phase of my career.
I will always be a Razorback and carry that distinction with honor, respect, and great pride! I’m excited about continuing to represent the Razorback nation in the future as I’ve done the past four years. Go Hogs!”
Morgan will now turn his attention to the NFL. It’s thought that if Morgan is drafted in April’s draft it will be in later rounds but he may have to go the undrafted free agent route to get into the league.