Ohio State Buckeyes has recently dismissed one of its linebackers off the team after the player had a complete meltdown on the sideline during the Buckeyes’ game over the weekend.
K’Vaughan Pope, who was a senior who had played in over 30 contests for the team since 2018, had a complete meltdown during Ohio State’s 59-7 win over Akron on Saturday.
Pope was said to be so upset over his role in the defense and his playing time, that he tore off his gloves and threw them into the stand and also attempted to take off his jersey.
Pope was eventually escorted to the locker room and just a few minutes after his meltdown, while the game was still going on on the field, he tweeted and then deleted “f*** Ohio State.”
Head coach Ryan Day would then announce that Pope would no longer have a spot on Ohio State Buckeyes after this incident.
“K’Vaughan will continue to have the use of programs that benefit our student-athletes, such as our Student-Athlete Support Services Office, and we will support him with his progress toward graduation,” Day said.
“He will remain on scholarship through the duration of this semester.”
Pope, later on, apologized for his unprofessional actions but it is not known whether he will ever get back to the team or not.
”I made a mistake and know that I need to be better and do better. I’m going to take this time to reflect and work on my mental well-being.”
Pope had recorded 3 tackles this season and was expected to provide veteran depth throughout the year.We will keep you updated on this ongoing story.