Mississippi State LB appears to call out teammate for decision to sit out bowl game
Mississippi State linebacker Cam Dantzler will reportedly be sitting out the team’s bowl game to prepare for the upcoming NFL draft. And one of his Bulldogs teammates is not pleased with that decision.
Dantzler, a redshirt junior cornerback, is leaving Mississippi State a year early and has declared for the NFL draft, which is why he’s already played his final game for the Bulldogs, per Joel Coleman of the Starkville Daily.
Mississippi State redshirt junior linebacker Erroll Thompson took to Twitter and posted a message that appeared to be directed at Dantzler’s decision to sit out the Bulldogs’ bowl game:
Dantzler isn’t the first college player to make a decision like this, as it’s become increasingly popular for top NFL draft prospects to sit out bowl games in fear of potentially getting injured and hurting their stock for the draft.
Mississippi State went 6-6 this season, winning its last two games to become bowl eligible. While the Bulldogs won’t be playing in a top-tier bowl game, they’ll still have the opportunity to play one more game and potentially end their year with a three-game winning streak.