Lane Kiffin joins the #FreeCadeMays movement
Jeremy Pruitt is no longer the only SEC head coach publicly supporting immediate eligibility for Cade Mays. Lane Kiffin used social media to voice his support for the offensive lineman transfer from Georgia.
“Free Cade Mays! Feel for you Cade,” Kiffin wrote in a tweet accompanying the link to a Change.org petition in support of Mays’ request for an NCAA waiver to play in 2020. Vols linebacker Henry To’oto’o is one of the over 5,000 digital signatures on the petition.
The #FreeCadeMays hashtag was launched after it was reported that the NCAA denied Mays’ request for an immediate eligibility waiver. Undergraduate transfers, such as Mays, are required to sit out for a season without a waiver.
Support for #FreeCadeMays has extended beyond Vols fans and players on Twitter. ESPN’s Jay Bilas and U.S. Rep. Tim Burchett have also criticized the NCAA’s decision. Kiffin is seemingly an unbiased party in the Mays’ situation, though he tends to be supportive of his former team on Twitter.
Mays is appealing the NCAA’s decision. Mays’ lawyer Gregory P. Isaacs has told reporters that the appeal will cover Georgia being “a toxic environment” for the 5-star class of 2018 recruit.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) August 19, 2020