UK athletic director Mitch Barnhart has now joined the crowd of people who have been very outspoken about Benny Snell’s ejection from the Music City Bowl.
Barnhart released a series of tweets Wednesday afternoon to say he doesn’t believe Snell deserved the ejection, and it cost the fans from seeing one of the best backs in the country versus an excellent Northwestern team.
“While this is not something I would typically comment on,” Barnhart wrote. “I feel it is important to do so since Benny’s intentions and character have been called into question.”
Read his full comments:
Much has been made of the ejection of Benny Snell last week. While this is not something I would typically comment on, I feel it is important to do so since Benny’s intentions and character have been called into question.
Benny, who has been a quality young man in our program, has my full support and the support of Coach Stoops and our football program.
Benny’s frustration and his passion for the game are why he reacted the way he did, but he was not deserving of an ejection. It is unfortunate our fans didn’t get to see one of the best running backs in the country play against an excellent Northwestern team.
Our team is worthy of praise for their preparation for the bowl and their response to adversity in the game. I know Benny and his teammates are excited to get back to work and continue to make the #BBN proud in 2018. #WeAreUK
You know it’s a bad call when Mitch Barnhart feels the need to say something.