In an article recently posted by John U. Bacon, he includes a couple of quotes from two sideline workers who were on the Michigan State sideline during their Oct. 29 loss to the Wolverines. As you will see, the workers claim MSU coaches and staffers encouraged the players to injure Michigan RB Blake Corum and J.J. McCarthy. Now, WR Keon Coleman MSU football star has responded to those allegations.
Here is what the two witnesses wrote, according to Bacon.
In the first, the witness writes, “While working…on the Michigan State sideline I heard many of their coaches, players, and staff yelling and encouraging [their] players to aim to tackle [Michigan running back] Blake Corum ‘at the knees and end his career.’… While I can’t identify specifically who was saying it, I know from turning around a few times after it was yelled that I saw it was a mix of players on the bench, staff in MSU clothing, and Coaches on the sideline yelling ‘aim/go for his knees,’ ‘tackle him at the knees and end his career,’ throughout the game. It was very clear the message they were trying to get across to the players: they were encouraging them to try and injure Blake’s knees.”Via John U. Bacon
Here is what the second sideline reporter wrote:
“The MSU players and staff were by far the most hostile and undisciplined team I have ever been around. Below is a list of things I heard.”Via John U. Bacon
Click here to read the specific comments that were allegedly made on the sideline during the UM/MSU game.
What did Keon Coleman say about the MSU coaches telling players to injure Blake Corum, J.J. McCarthy?
MSU star WR Keon Coleman recently joined Justin Spiro on his podcast, and he claims that he has never heard anything like that on the Spartans sideline.
“I’ve never heard anybody say anything like that on our sideline. I don’t know where that’s coming from, honestly.”
Take a listen to what Coleman told Sprio: