Ohio State coach Urban Meyer chastised Evan Spencer yesterday for the junior receiver’s comments on Monday that the Buckeyes would “wipe the field with” Alabama or another top team.
“I’m very disappointed,” Meyer said during the Big Ten coaches conference call. “I can’t stand that. I think I know Evan well enough and I talked to him briefly. He was kind of smiling when he said it, (but) no, I can’t stand it.
“He’s certainly not the spokesman for our team. As a result, Evan won’t talk to the media for a long, long time. You don’t do that. That’s not good sportsmanship, and it’s not what we expect.”
Spencer’s comments, intended to be light-hearted, went viral on social media, and Meyer took notice.
“I understand that he’s a young man that made a minor mistake, but we just don’t do that,” Meyer said. “We talk about your teammates, talk about the team and move on.”
Spencer, who has 21 catches and three touchdowns this season, apologized on Twitter.
“I did not mean to disrespect any FB team today,” he tweeted. “I am confident in my team, and as is evident in the video, I was having fun with the media answering their questions. I should have chosen my words more wisely.”