Ohio State poked fun at media outlets for repeatedly misidentifying Marshon Lattimore
There are two important details about Marshon Lattimore worth knowing.
One is that the former Ohio State cornerback is projected as one of the top prospects in the 2017 NFL draft. The other is that Lattimore is not former Buckeye linebacker Raekwon McMillan.
McMillan, as a true freshman in 2014-15, wore No. 2. Lattimore, on the other hand, redshirted that year. Lattimore later switched to No. 2, and McMillan later switched to No. 5.
For whatever reason, NFL Network, NFL.com and others continue to use pictures of McMillan from the 2014-15 College Football Playoff National Championship and incorrectly identify him as Lattimore:
Marshon Lattimore just ran the 3rd-fastest 40-yard dash among DBs at the NFL Combine and the league still thinks he is Raekwon McMillan. pic.twitter.com/FkZPvp03lM
— Eric Seger (@EricSeger33) March 6, 2017
The San Francisco 49ers’ official website was the latest outlet to make that mistake.
Eleven Warriors called them out for it:
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) March 27, 2017
So finally, Ohio State decided to take matters into its own hands. The Buckeyes made light of the situation by offering up several pictures of Marshon Lattimore, and not Raekwon McMillan from 2014-15.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) March 27, 2017
Everyone mistakes, but it’s odd to see a possible top-five pick continuously get misidentified. Lattimore was an All-American in 2016, and surely, there are plenty of gallery pictures of him to use.
Perhaps OSU’s subtle message will stop media outlets from making the same mistake.