Former Kentucky LB Kash Daniel explains now-infamous play involving Kyle Trask
If you watched last year’s Kentucky-Florida game, you may remember the play where Kentucky LB Kash Daniel appeared to grab Florida QB Kyle Trask’s foot under the pile and twist.
The play made headlines across the country, and Daniel tried to explain his side of things.
You can see the now-infamous play below, which fortunately didn’t result in Trask missing any time:
Kentucky LB Kash Daniel said that his “hand was stuck underneath a lineman’s leg” when asked if he intentionally tried to hurt Florida QB Kyle Trask. This video looks to show otherwise. pic.twitter.com/z5dfoHQRKx
— CONNER (@CJ_Clarke1) September 19, 2019
This week, Daniel joined the Saturday Down South podcast and said he regrets the play. He said it was stupid and he feels bad about it.
“It was one of those moments when I just blacked out. Honest to God, I really don’t remember it happening. I was just caught up in the moment. There’s no other excuse for it. It was stupid. It was bulls—-,” Daniel said. “Ultimately, I felt really bad about it.”
The following week after it happened, Kentucky was in their hotel room watching Florida’s game. The TV cameras did a close-up of Trask’s mom. That’s when it really sank in for Daniel that he messed up.
“At that point, I was just trying to maintain the badass look and whatnot. And then I saw (Trask’s) mom and I was just like, ‘Damn, man,’” Daniel said. “We’ve all got moms out there who wanna watch us play, and they’re scared to death already that we’re out here playing this game, most of them anyways. The last thing that needs to happen is for her son to be hurt by some idiot that didn’t do it within the play. It was stupid, and I regretted it. I should’ve apologized earlier.
“I know a lot of Florida people listening are like, ‘You can take your apology and shove it,’ and that’s cool. You guys have your own opinion about me. That’s cool. There’s nothing I can really do to change that. All I can do is just keep living my life how I live it.”
Daniel went undrafted in the 2020 NFL Draft. He is waiting to see if he can land a free agent deal before the 2020 season begins.