CFB mid-game opt out? Top WR not playing second half due to 'player's decision'
Tuesday night’s Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando has produced a unique situation.
Oklahoma State wide receiver Tylan Wallace is not playing the second half of the game in what was described on the ESPN broadcast as a “player’s decision” by sideline reporter Katie George. Oklahoma State media is reporting that this was a planned decision. Multiple media members openly questioned the most-cited report.
Why is he still dressed then? https://t.co/yh6B6eWb4Z
— Jerry Palm (@jppalmCBS) December 30, 2020
Not sure this makes much sense. You either need to be all in or all out. https://t.co/UAjx5kQrkz
— Andrew Spivey (@AndrewSpiveyGC) December 30, 2020
— Matt Baker (@MBakerTBTimes) December 30, 2020
— Ben Glassmire (@BenGlassmireNFL) December 30, 2020
Wallace had 6 catches for 45 yards in OSU’s first half. The wide receiver has torn his ACL twice and may have decided on a half-time opt-out after seeing Miami QB D’Eriq King’s injury. Mike Gundy is sure to be asked to explain the situation after the game.
Currently, Oklahoma State leads Miami 37-26 in the fourth quarter.