Wilkins apologizes for inappropriately grabbing OSU player


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Pos: DT   Height: 6-4   Weight: 310   Hometown: Springfield, MA (Suffield Academy HS)  
Years Played: 2015 - 2018

The Clemson Football team embarrassed Ohio State 31-0 in the 2016 Fiesta Bowl in front of a stunned national television audience.

There was a very strange moment during the game when Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins inappropriately grabbed Ohio State running back Curtis Samuels while he was lying face first on the ground. The play has made the rounds all over the Internet since it happened on Saturday night.

Wilkins apologized for the incident after the game according to an interview with ESPN's David Hale.

"I was being silly, and I apologize for that," Wilkins said to Hale. "It's stuff you do when you're competing, and I know that's not a good look. I apologize for that, and I shook hands with him after the game. There was no hard feelings."

There was no penalty on the play for the "unnecessary roughness" by Wilkins.

Wilkins finished the game with four tackles and a pass deflection in the blowout win.


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ddclemson
spacer Meh. He just checked his oil
BuzzPaw
spacer It's Coach V's fault, all that "nut cuttin' time" talk.
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FORESTTIGER
spacer In his defense, the OSU player didn't seem
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mothetiger
spacer Textbook example of "Giving the Business"
ninetytwotiger®
spacer But has Wilkins answered - Do they have BuckNuts or not?***
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spacer coot board now has video showing Boulware doing similar move***
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ddclemson
spacer Just glad Ron Cherry wasn't officiating
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kerigantoo®
spacer Let me know when Bama #26 apologizes for throwing punch
Tiger_Fan_007®
spacer That's not appropriate on so many levels.
whitefalcon
spacer I am sure there are many gay athletes at Clemson.
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spacer Re: I am sure there are many gay athletes at Clemson.
CinTiger1
spacer I care . . . if they grab me in the privates.
whitefalcon
spacer It's something likened to the stunts pulled by...
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orangeman
spacer Symbology over political correctness
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spacer What do you expect when you have a nut for a mascot!******
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spacer Nothing to see here... just one of the nation's top DLs
8992Tiger
spacer This is simply a "cup check"
Radar71
spacer He was giving him The Trump....
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spacer Christian scored more in that 3 seconds than the Buckeyes did all night***
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