Adonis Alexander’s Virginia Tech career is over after he was ruled academically ineligible, and the cornerback plans to enter the NFL’s supplemental draft this summer.
Virginia Tech announced in a release Friday morning that Alexander was no longer participating in team activities but didn’t specify a reason. Hours later, agent Andy Ross released a statement from the player that revealed why he would not suit up for the Hokies in 2018.
On multiple occasions Friday night in Hamilton, the Tiger-Cats’ newest quarterback got an earful from Toronto Argonauts defenders. And Manziel gave it right back.
McCain, who played collegiately at Memphis, was selected by the Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. He has registered 111 total tackles, two sacks and three interceptions in his three-year career.
The Dolphins missed the playoffs last season after finishing with a 6-10 record.
Last season, Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon took a knee for the national anthem, his way to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Safety Landon Collins and defensive tackle Damon Snacks Harrison took a knee for one game and then stood beside Vernon, with their hands on his shoulder, as Vernon kneeled during the anthem before games.
Jets CEO Christopher Johnson has stated the Jets will not fine players who choose to kneel during the national anthem and will pay any fines the team is assessed by the NFL. The Giants have not announced any deviation from the NFL’s policy.