Texas A&M defender Leon O'Neal issues interesting comment following latest Aggie opt-out
Anthony Hines’ decision to opt-out doesn’t appear to be going over very well in the locker room down in College Station.
If you missed the news, the Texas A&M linebacker announced his decision not to play this season on Sunday.
Hines started all 13 games for the Aggies in 2019 and finished second on the team with 73 tackles for the Texas A&M defense.
Here is the statement Hines released on Sunday announcing his decision:
“This year has been a wild ride to say the least,” he wrote. “With everything taking place in the world right now, from the pandemic, to the blatant injustices being committed towards people of color, it’s difficult to be 100% locked in to the game of football right now. I can’t help but see this time as an opportunity to try and make a difference in my community. With that being said, I have chosen to opt out of the 2020 football season.”
Not long after opting out, Texas A&M defensive back Leon O’Neal issued an interesting comment on Twitter:
“In times like this, you’ll find out who really love ball,” O’Neal wrote.
That’s likely a sentiment many Aggie fans are feeling as Hines made the decision to opt-out during game week for Texas A&M’s 2020 season opener against Vanderbilt.