ESPN commentators bash Oregon RB Royce Freeman for being at Las Vegas Bowl

Royce Freeman made the decision earlier this week to skip the Las Vegas Bowl, the senior running back opting to end his career one game early in order to save himself for the upcoming Reese’s Senior Bowl and other activities that will impact his chances of making the NFL. New Oregon coach Mario Cristobal has supported this decision.

The same can’t be said for various ESPN commentators, all of whom were none-too-pleased to see Freeman on the Ducks’ sideline as well as addressing his teammates.

It started during the game with color analyst Kirk Herbstreit inferring that Oregon’s slow start against Boise State—it trailed 24-0 before going into the locker room down 24-14—was due to Freeman trying to rile up his teammates beforehand.

The anti-Freeman rhetoric continued during the halftime show, with both Mack Brown and Booger McFarland criticizing the Ducks’ career rushing leader’s presence.

The post ESPN commentators bash Oregon RB Royce Freeman for being at Las Vegas Bowl appeared first on Diehards.

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