‘Tis the season for departures, apparently.
The latest to suffer a negative personnel move is Oklahoma State, with Dominic Ramacher deciding to leave the Cowboys football program. Not only is the linebacker leaving the team, but he’s leaving the sport entirely.
Ramacher revealed his decision on a post made to his Facebook page Friday.
“I have decided to leave OSU and football. My dreams and aspirations have changed and as a young man I need to make decisions for my own life, regardless of what others feel about it. my passion for the game is lost and it would be unfair to the coaches, the team, and myself to continue on with something I cannot fully buy into.”
Ramacher was a three-star member of OSU’s 2012 recruiting class, rated as the No. 42 player at any position in the state of Texas. After redshirting as a true freshman, Ramacher played sparingly on both sides of the ball and mainly saw the field on special teams (12 games).
As The Oklahoman wrote, however, “Ramacher figured to be in the mix for playing time in a desperately thin OSU linebacking corps.”
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Utah State redshirt freshman wide receiver Josh Davis is in fair condition on Friday, one day after collapsing at spring football practice following sudden cardiac arrest, the university announced.
Davis, initially was listed in critical condition, was breathing on his own. He is in the intensive-care unit at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden, Utah.
Davis’ parents arrived in Utah on Thursday evening.
The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Davis, who is from Carlsbad, California, collapsed at Merlin Olsen Field and was immediately treated by the training staff, the university said. He was taken to Logan Regional Hospital.
The university said Davis was stabilized in the Logan hospital before being moved to Ogden.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama freshman defensive back Tony Mitchell has been suspended from the team following his arrest on a drug charge.
Crimson Tide coach Nick Saban said Monday after the first practice of spring that Mitchell was suspended from the team “and all team activities until we gather more information about the situation and what his legal circumstance is.”
The Holmes County Sheriff’s Office arrested Mitchell and another man, Christophere Lewis, last week on a charge of possession of marijuana with the intent to sell or deliver, according to a post on the department’s Facebook page. Lewis also was charged with carrying a concealed gun without a permit.
“Everybody’s got an opportunity to make choices and decisions,” Saban said. “There’s no such thing as being in the wrong place at the wrong time. You’ve gotta be responsible for who you’re with, who you’re around and what you do, who you associate yourself with and the situations that you put yourself in. It is what it is, but there is cause and effect when you make choices and decisions that put you in bad situations.”
Mitchell, who is from Alabaster, Alabama, was a five-star prospect rated the 34th-best player and No. 3 safety in the 247Composite rankings.
Mitchell was driving the vehicle during a traffic stop. After deputies smelled marijuana, Mitchell picked up a baggie of marijuana from the passenger floorboard, according to the department’s Facebook post.
Sheriff’s deputies found “an additional significant amount of marijuana, a set of scales, a loaded handgun between the passenger seat and center console, and a large amount of cash,” according to the department’s Facebook post.