Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware went on a rant today during a press conference to defend teammate Christian Wilkins for going “four deep” into Ohio State running back Curtis Samuel during the team’s 31-0 College Football Playoff semifinal win over the weekend.


Wilkins, a defensive end, was caught on camera inappropriately “touching” — for lack of a better term — Samuel in a private area.

Boulware, who was previously caught doing something similar to South Carolina offensive lineman Zack Bailey, dismissed the absurd action as “sexual assault” and said those who think otherwise had either never played football, “sucked” at football, or was “the person who went in the bathroom stall to change because you were scared to shower with the team.”

This seems, at the very least, a tad off base.

Here’s the play in question, you be the judge: