Former Buckeyes defend Ohio State, Urban Meyer after former CB's Twitter accusations
During the Rose Bowl game Saturday between Ohio State and Utah, former Buckeye Marcus Williamson went on a Twitter rant against the school and former head coach Urban Meyer, making several accusations about the program.
Naturally, that didn’t sit well with a lot of former Buckeyes who got on social media Saturday night to not only defend the school but Meyer, as well.
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Several former players chimed in on Williamson’s tweets, including Cardale Jones, Joshua Perry, Evan Spencer and Darron Lee:
Man, where do I start about Williamson comments about the OSU football program. Trying to paint the program & it’s leaders out to be racist is mind blowing! I can’t speak on his experience but I’m sure a LARGE number of players who played at OSU would disagree with his comments.
— Cardale Jones (@CJ1two) January 2, 2022
Saw a former Buckeye brother sharing about his career last night. We can get into the free labor economy of CFB as a whole, but painting OSU as racist ain’t it. And Urban was a tough ass coach, but he always invested in us as players and people. Just a window into my experience.
— Joshua E Perry (@RIP_JEP) January 2, 2022
I can say this… idk what Marcus Williamson is talking about when it comes to racism. I didn’t feel that type of energy from anybody in the building. Everyone involved in sports at OSU always showed us love and support. The love was tough at times but never racist.
— Tyvis Powell (@1Tyvis) January 2, 2022
Put your phone down. https://t.co/R924RCkIrf
— Darron Lee (@DLeeMG8) January 2, 2022
— Evan Spencer (@E_Spencer6) January 2, 2022
As you can tell, these former players are very passionate about their school and their former head coach.
Williamson also ripped fans and coaches for having a low football IQ during a tirade on Twitter. In one of his tweets, the former cornerback said he has retired from football and chose not to make the trip to Pasadena for Ohio State’s Rose Bowl Game appearance vs. Utah.
Neither Meyer, current head coach Ryan Day nor the school has yet to comment on Williamson’s statements.