Fabien Lovett's father explains why his son entered transfer portal after Mike Leach's offensive tweet
New Mississippi State coach Mike Leach’s Twitter activity got him in trouble recently, as he tweeted out an image that contained a noose. Leach has since apologized and deleted the offensive tweet.
Still, it was too little, too late for Mississippi State DL Fabien Lovett, who entered the transfer portal shortly after the tweet was sent.
Fabien’s father, Abdual Lovett, explained to the Clarion Ledger this weekend why the tweet sparked his son’s transfer:
“I didn’t feel comfortable with my son being down there with a guy like that from a leadership standpoint — that you can just throw anything out there,” Abdual told the Clarion Ledger on Saturday. “I feel if he can do it, the kids are going to feel like they can do it.”
He added that the lack of direct communication from Leach also contributed to the decision:
“If he was sincere about it, he should at least call me instead of it being the other way around,” he said of Leach. “At least text my number if you can’t call me. He hasn’t called, unlike these other coaches who are trying to recruit [Fabien].”
Where will Lovett end up? It seems his time in Starkville has come to an end.