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Marlon Humphrey: Pick play is ‘somewhat illegal’

Clemson pick play

Alabama defensive back Marlon Humphrey was clearly irritated after his Crimson Tide lost to Clemson 35-31 in the National Championship Game on Monday night.

In particular, the pick plays Clemson used to score touchdowns did not sit well with the sophomore. He apparently called it “somewhat illegal” after the game and was bummed to lose that way.

Clemson beat Alabama on a 2-yard touchdown pass from Deshaun Watson to Hunter Renfroe with 1 second left in the game. Renfroe was able to get so wide open in large part because a teammate cleared the space with a blocking type of move on an Alabama defender:

It’s a tough way to lose, but Clemson outplayed Alabama’s defense on the entire final drive. The Tide had plenty of chances to stop the Tigers and didn’t deliver.

HS recruit Marlon Humphrey tweets about racism at Ole Miss

Marlon-HumphreyFive-star high school recruit Marlon Humphrey may want to lay off Twitter for a while if he is looking to keep the elite college football programs in the nation from giving up on him. As we know, Twitter can create a lot of problems. Humphrey gave us an example of that on Monday when he tweeted about Ole Miss being a racist school.

Most of the action — and there’s plenty of it — can still be seen on Humphrey’s timeline, but he has since deleted a few tweets. According to College Football Talk, it all began Humphrey took an unofficial visit to Ole Miss with his brother and tweeted “Ole Miss was racist haha” before mentioning how they have monthly Ku Klux Klan marches in the area. He later gave a half-hearted apology.

“I’m sorry people y’all ain’t racist, y’all just have KKK marches every month,” he reportedly wrote.

Humphrey, who is ranked the No. 4 cornerback in the class of 2014 by Scout.com, then began retweeting the support he received from fans and players who agree that players who play in Mississippi have to deal with racism. Southern Miss wide receiver Justin Burdette said he knows what Humphrey is talking about.

Despite the storm of controversy he created with his comments, Humphrey told one follower that Ole Miss is still his top choice.

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