This morning, a video made the rounds showing a different angle of the incident from the Florida game in which it appears Kash Daniel twists Gators quarterback Kyle Trask’s ankle before he gets up from a dog pile. After practice today, Mark Stoops told reporters that he’s discussed the incident with the SEC and Kash will play vs. Mississippi State on Saturday.
“I addressed those issues with the league office,” Stoops said. “He’ll be out there Saturday.”
Stoops added that he’s spoken with Kash privately, but is keeping that discussion between them.
“In general, nobody’s going to intentionally hurt anybody though,” he said. “It’s not going to happen on our team.”
Last night (before the new video surfaced), Kash vehemently denied the allegations to reporters, claiming he was trying to free his left hand from the pile, the same one he injured and had surgically repaired last year.
“Do I talk a lot of crap? Absolutely. Do I bump a dude here and there to get underneath his skin and talk while I’m doing it? Absolutely. That’s part of my game and what I do. But am I out there to deliberately hurt somebody? Absolutely not, I’ve kept my mouth shut about it I’ve been biting my tongue as long as I can because that’s actually something that I actually hold close to me. I’m a victim of a dirty play and if you don’t believe me I’ve got a plate and seven screws in my right ankle to prove that. I’ve got a scar running halfway down my leg.
So I’m not out there to hurt anybody. My hand that I had surgery on — this one got stepped on as it was going down — this surgically repaired hand has two screws in it and if enough weight’s on it, still hurts like a you know what. My hand’s caught underneath here, instantly gets stepped on. I’m trying to move s— around, I pull my hand out of there last second because I just pulled it out, there was — I got it stuck underneath a lineman’s leg with all that weight on it. Then I pulled it free from that, kept moving stuff, kept hitting legs and stuff and finally it came through. Maybe he felt something weird, I don’t know, but I’m not out there to twist nobody’s ankle or hurt nobody. End of story.”