He’s also left school, signed with an agent and will not be available for their bowl game against Nebraska.
On one hand, yes that is entirely selfish to bail on his team like that when there is still a game to be played.
On the other, he’s an unpaid football player with no plans to stay at UCLA, who runs the risk of getting injured and ruining his draft prospects in a game that means absolutely nothing. I mean really, by Dec. 28 will anyone even remember who won the Foster Farms Bowl?
He might not be a great teammate, and there’s a lot to be said for how that might drop him in the draft as well, but I’m kind of surprised we haven’t seen this before with all of these bowl games that serve no purpose for any individual player on his way out of the school.