Ezekiel Elliott has a bone to pick with the NCAA
Ezekiel Elliott made national headlines in the offseason.
It wasn’t because the Ohio State running back did something off the field to bring negative attention to himself. It was his signature crop-top style that the NCAA cracked down on. That prompted an Ohio State fan movement #SaveTheCropTop, which involved thousands of fans signing an actual petition for the NCAA to revoke its banning of the crop top.
For the first time in a while, Elliott addressed how he currently feels about the crop top ban when Mike and Mike stopped in Columbus.
“It seems like I’m the only one with the rule’s enforced on,” Elliott said on Mike and Mike on Friday.
Elliott said that before every game, he has an official come up to him and tell him not to tuck his jersey into his pads. Meanwhile, he said, he sees guys across the NCAA wearing his signature look without any punishment.
He’s got a point. Guys like Baylor’s Shawn Oakman has been rocking Elliott’s signature look all year.
— Hunter Ginn (@hunterginn) November 15, 2015
Could it perhaps have something to do with the fact that Elliott is a ballcarrier? Either way, the junior tailback hasn’t questioned an official’s regular pregame warning.
But if he did, former Buckeye Cris Carter offered to back him up.
“I want to see the crop top, I want to see the spoon going up to your mouth,” Carter said on Mike and Mike. “I’ll pay the fine, it’s cool.”
Crop top or not, it hasn’t stopped Elliott from putting himself in the Heisman Trophy discussion. He’s currently tied for second in the latest Heisman Trophy odds and will have a chance to boost his case against Michigan State on Saturday.
Mike Greenberg, among others, have no doubt that he’ll be standing alone in New York at season’s end.
— Mike & Mike (@MikeAndMike) November 20, 2015