Penn State’s 24-21 win over Ohio State last Saturday was memorable for a lot of reasons.
In Ohio State’s case, fans will specifically remember a controversial no-call after Nittany Lions cornerback Jordan Smith grabbed the arm of Buckeyes wide receiver James Clark near the end of the game. Noted Ohio State fan LeBron James let everyone know his opinion on Twitter.
That was pass interference man!!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) October 23, 2016
Smith told Pennlive.com’s Greg Pickel on Tuesday that he found out the NBA star tweeted about the controversial play after a friend had sent the text message to him. He showed it to his teammates, and they all agreed that Smith needed to reply.
I think my play was clean King ? ✌?️? https://t.co/sl7qDhqg9l
— Jordan Smith (@unodos_smith) October 23, 2016
“It was kind of crazy,” Smith said. “Something I didn’t expect, but just, just that whole moment, that whole weekend that we had, was awesome, and now we’re just ready for the next one. We’re ready to keep this ball rolling and get ready for Purdue.”
Thanks in part to Smith’s defensive stop, the Nittany Lions are now 5-2 as they enter the final stretch of the season.