BTN analysts offer takes on Jabrill Peppers' fan run-in after loss at Ohio State
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Emotions run high following just about any sporting event. Things are magnified quite a bit when one is talking about a rivalry game, let alone a Michigan-Ohio State game.
Ohio State fans stormed the field following the second-ranked Buckeyes’ thrilling double-overtime victory over the third-ranked Wolverines on Saturday afternoon. So, there you had dejected Michigan players working in and out of a sea of scarlet and gray on their way to leaving the field.
During the crazy scene, Michigan do-it-all star Jabrill Peppers had a quick run-in with a fan that has received its share of attention. Peppers appears to have shoved the fan, while Ohio State assistant Kerry Coombs was trying to talk to him.
BTN analysts Howard Griffith and Stanley Jackson offered their takes on our postgame show.
“Obviously, a very emotional situation,” Griffith said. “I don’t condone taking that shot right there. But I think it really speaks to the point why you don’t have fans on the field at the end of a game, because you can have incidents like this. It’s not the right thing to do, he didn’t react the right way, but at the end of the day, if you keep the fans in the stands, you don’t have that issue.”
“That’s a moment I think Howard is exactly right, you know, cooler heads have to prevail,” Jackson said. “I get his point, you roll off a big game, it’s probably the last year he’ll play at Ohio State based on your talent level, but you’ve got to make the right decision in that moment.”
Watch the full scene in the video above.