Kelly Bryant to towel thief Bradley Chubb: I want my towels back


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Chubb sneaks in to take Bryant's towel (Photo credit to ESPN)
Chubb sneaks in to take Bryant's towel (Photo credit to ESPN)

RALEIGH, NC – Bradley Chubb owes Kelly Bryant a lot of towels.

Chubb, the senior defensive end for the N.C. State Wolfpack, spent a good portion of Saturday’s first half stealing the towels that Bryant wore at his waist. If Chubb got close enough to Bryant after a play he would rip the towel out of Bryant’s waistband.

Social media had a field day with the hijinks, especially after the game when several posts on Twitter suggested that Chubb could use the extra towels to cry into. Others suggested that the laptop N.C. State head coach Dave Doeren talked about after the game – he said that Clemson had a laptop on their sideline and he wanted it investigated – was being used to order Bryant more towels.

Bryant laughed off the antics after the game.

“Man, he owes me some towels. He was taking them,” Bryant told TigerNet. “I guess it was just something that he was doing. I thought it was kind of funny, but I was just trying to hold on to my towels.”

Bryant said the towel thefts started early in the action.

“It was like the first series when he took my towel and I looked down and he ran to the sidelines,” he said. “I was like, 'Okay, maybe he just does that.' The next time he did it again and I was like, 'Aww, man I can't let him get my towel again.' He ended it up taking it when Deon scored and I grabbed it back. It was just a little play fighting, I guess.

“I want my towels back, but I'm not going to get on eBay.”

The NC State fans weren’t happy with Bryant or the officials at end of the game, throwing debris as the coaches, players and game officials left the field.

Once again, Bryant didn’t mind.

“It means we got a win,” Bryant said. “Everybody was against us and having our own little section against us and seeing the orange, just seeing it all come together and all that we go through throughout the week for moments like this and to come away with outcomes likes, it's a relief as you walk off the field.”

Co-offensive coordinator Jeff Scott said he thought Bryant handled his part of the interactions with class.

“Kelly is a guy that has a pretty good head on his shoulders. He doesn't let a lot of those things affect him,” Scott said. “I know they have a lot of older guys up front and they were trying to get to him and get in his head a little bit. I just go back to the third quarter, though. He missed a throw to Renfrow over there on a little hitch route on the boundary, and then in the fourth quarter we call the same exact play and the guy covers it even better than he did earlier. But he makes a great throw and Renfrow makes a great catch. I think that says a lot about Kelly, that no matter what happens during the game he is always playing with an even demeanor.”

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