Former South Carolina QB Jake Bentley weighs in on Pac-12 players' boycott threats
In December, Jake Bentley announced that after four seasons in the South Carolina program, he would be transferring to Utah for his final season of college eligibility. Bentley and other Utes players face an uncertain 2020 season as a growing number of Pac-12 players are threatening to boycott the season.
On Sunday, Bentley shared on his Twitter account that he supports the cause but plans to play.
“I believe change needs to happen,” Bentley wrote in a note posted via screenshot. “I fully and wholeheartedly support my brothers from around the Pac-12 that are fighting for change. These unprecedented times have put a strain on everyone involved. I’m excited to see how impactful this push for change will be.
“I’ve fought through a lot to be here in this moment, and given the circumstances of my situation and battling back from injury, I fully plan on playing football this season. I’ve talked to teammates about this who fully support me just as I fully support them.
“I can’t wait to enjoy my last year of college football a Utah Ute.”
Utah is scheduled to open the season against Washington State on Sept. 26.