The 2021 college football season is well underway and some players are becoming campus heroes, while others are looking to make a name for themselves.
At the same time, others are just trying to get off the sidelines and onto the field.
And one such player threw a temper tantrum for the ages as he stormed off the field mid-game.
K’Vaughan Pope, a Senior Linebacker at Ohio State, is eager to etch his name in Ohio State’s football legacy and was incensed when he was waived off of the football field by his teammates and coaches.
This is a very normal part of football. Even top tier professional football players do not play every down.
But this didn’t matter to Pope. After being told to stay on the sidelines, he took his helmet off and went to the locker room, and on the way he removed his jersey and gloves, throwing them into the crowd.
Following his departure from the field, Pope fired off a tweet saying “f*** Ohio State,” which was quickly deleted.
This is becoming a pattern from coddled athletes from the participation trophy generation throwing tantrums when they don’t get their way.
But as we all know, actions have consequences.
Head Coach Ryan Day announced in a press release:
“Senior linebacker K’Vaughan Pope has been dismissed from the Ohio State football team. K’Vaughan will continue to have the use of programs that benefit student-athletes, such as our Student-Athlete Support Services Office, and we will support him with his progress toward graduation. He will remain on scholarship through the duration of the semester.”
This is what happens when you refuse to be a team player, and will hopefully send a message to other coddled, cry-baby athletes.
But if anything, this is a slap on the wrist since they are maintaining his scholarship.
Pope should be grateful for his free education this semester.
It is uncertain what the future holds for Pope, but hopefully for him this will serve as a powerful life lesson.
Sports with Balls will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.