It’s always nice to know that your teammates have your back.
Oklahoma State linebacker Amen Ogbongbemiga took to his Twitter account to defend Chuba Hubbard’s decision to sit out the rest of the college football season. Head coach Mike Gundy had broken the news that Hubbard was forgoing the rest of the season to focus on the 2021 NFL draft.
Ogbongbemiga wrote in a series of tweets:
Obviously he didn’t have the year he wanted to and he knows that but to say he quit on his team is crazy… he was going through a severe ankle injury that he played through just to help his team win
I’m talkin’ bout taking so many pain killers just to be able to go out there and fight with us.. he couldn’t walk during the day!
Came back to WIN and simply win instead of supporting his family. Just be mindful before you make a quick judgement on someone that you aren’t fully aware of their situation. Had a hell of a career to me
Salute to you my boy! Time to fulfill your lifelong dream #RMN
Hubbard left his team’s game against Kansas State on November 7 with an apparent leg injury. He tried to play two weeks later against rival Oklahoma but was clearly still hurt, mustering just eight carries. The native of Sherwood Park, Alta. has been out ever since, missing games against Texas Tech and Baylor.