It seems that Clemson’s Christian Wilkins’ grope of Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel may not have been an isolated incident.
Ohio State OL Michael Jordan responded to a tweet that included a video of Tigers LB Ben Boulware appearing to grope Jordan from behind during the Fiesta Bowl.
“I was about to hit him then I stopped myself,” Jordan said on Twitter.
Ohio State’s Michael Jordan:
I was about to hit him then I stopped myself https://t.co/vEtVhYwMRD
— Michael Jordan (@BigMikeJ73) January 5, 2017
— Wayne Ingram (@allidoiswayne) January 4, 2017
Boulware said earlier this week that Wilkins’ grab of Curtis Samuel is something “to just have fun out there, just to mess with the team.”
Wilkins’ awkward grab of Ohio State’s Samuel:
— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) January 1, 2017
Wilkins apologized for the grope, saying he was “being silly.”
Samuel later included Wilkins’ Twitter handle in a tweet, writing “If I would of felt that I would of got ejected!!”
— Curtis Samuel (@CurtisSamuel4__) January 1, 2017
Some of Samuel’s Buckeyes teammates weren’t satisfied with Boulware’s explanation of Wilkins’ grab.
DB Marshon Lattimore said, “Naw can’t relate bro!” on Twitter, while DL Tracy Sprinkle wrote, “Don’t know what he talking bout we don’t do that this way.”
Naw can't relate bro! https://t.co/irplL5kyQP
— Marshon Lattimore (@shonrp2) January 4, 2017
Don't know what he talking bout we don't do that this way… https://t.co/9IfCRKKNJj
— Spencer Strasmore (@TSprinkle93) January 4, 2017
Clemson beat Ohio State 31-0 to set up a national championship rematch with Alabama. It was the first time Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer had been shut out.