On the eve of the draft, the NFL concluded there was no evidence that any team asked LSU running back Derrius Guice if he liked men or if his mother was a prostitute, despite Guice’s assertion last month.
Speaking on Sirius XM Radio on March 7, a couple of days after the NFL combine ended, Guice described his experience, saying, “It was pretty crazy. Some people are really trying to get in your head and test your reaction. … I go in one room, and a team will ask me, ‘Do I like men?’ just to see my reaction. I go in another room, they’ll try to bring up one of my family members or something and tell me, ‘Hey, I heard your mom sells herself. How do you feel about that?'”
Ole Miss declined to comment about its response to the NCAA. Patterson is one of a half-dozen former Ole Miss players who have transferred and requested a waiver to play immediately in 2018.
After a lengthy investigation, the NCAA ruled in December that Ole Miss had shown a lack of institutional control in its football program. Ole Miss previously self-imposed a one-year bowl ban for the 2017 season, but the NCAA added another year to that postseason ban among other penalties. Patterson and others have argued that former head coach Hugh Freeze and others on the Ole Miss staff lied about the scope of the NCAA investigation.
“Every game has been physical,” Gobert said. “At the end of the day, it’s basketball, and even if you try to do something else, we’re just going to keep playing basketball.”
“I saw the video,” Chubb said. “… It was pretty cool to see him actually happy like that. I’m looking forward to working with him.”
Miller had to wade through wave after wave of double teams in the pass rush last season, so his giddiness of having Chubb as a teammate is understandable. Many personnel executives throughout the league believed Chubb was the best defensive player overall in the draft as well as the best pass-rusher on the board.
“You can never have enough pass-rushers” is how Broncos president of football operations and general manager John Elway put it just before formally introducing Chubb on Friday afternoon.
Chubb said he has studied Miller’s work plenty and tried to glean things from Miller’s pass-rush moves that Chubb then used this past season at NC State. Eventually, he became the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year with 10 sacks and 26 tackles for loss.