ESPN’s David Pollack Defends Auburn Defender Who Injured Florida QB Kyle Trask

first_imgKyle Trask laying on the ground injured against Auburn.GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 05: Kyle Trask #11 of the Florida Gators suffers an injury during the second quarter of a game against the Auburn Tigers at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)Florida took down Auburn at home on Saturday, but in the process, it saw its second starting quarterback suffer a significant injury. Kyle Trask injured his knee in the first half of the contest.Trask was tackled by Auburn defender Marlon Davidson and appeared to be in a great deal of pain as he was taken off the field. But he later returned to the game with what head coach Dan Mullen called a sprained MCL.Mullen, in announcing the news to CBS sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl, implied that the hit on Trask was a “dirty” play.Mullen presumably had not seen replay of the tackle. Davidson was pushed into Trask – he didn’t really have an option in how he attempted to tackle him. ESPN’s David Pollack took to Twitter to protest Mullen’s claim that the play was dirty. He wasn’t the only one.That was not even close to a dirty hit that hurt Kyle Trask! You cannot control your body when you are being held and twisted to the ground.— David Pollack (@davidpollack47) October 5, 2019Dan Mullen is going to regret that “dirty plays” comment when he watches the tape. Marlon Davidson was held the entire way and fell into Trask. Davidson is FAR from a dirty player. #Auburn #Florida— Simone Eli (@SimoneEli_TV) October 5, 2019Floridas Kyle Trask leaves game after this injury. He walked off the field on his own 🙏🏽 #Gators pic.twitter.com/peWIXZ9nNg— Sports ON Tap (@SONTHighlights) October 5, 2019It’s unclear if Mullen has since seen the replay. Perhaps he’ll change his tune if he does.Regardless, Florida remains undefeated and heads to LSU next week. College GameDay will be on-hand ahead of the game.last_img

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