Published November 1, 2011 - 8:45am
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The comments have been fierce as fans have debated whether or not Vanderbilt’s punt returner motioned for a fair catch before getting blasted by Arkansas’ Marquel Wade. The bottom line is that it doesn’t matter anymore.
As reported by Robbie Neiswanger, Wade said,
“I was wrong. I thought he had the ball.” When asked about the little hopstep he made as bobbed to the sideline post-hit, Wade said, “I thought I just made a good play. That’s all I can say about that.”
The bottom line is that Wade made a mistake – most likely unintentionally – he got caught up in the moment and probably regrets how he acted after the hit. The young man has acknowledged his mistake, and now fans can move on.
Here is the video of the hit if you missed it.