It’s hard to find a more passionate player in college football than Kentucky Wildcats middle linebacker Kash Daniel.
Daniel plays with as much energy as anyone in the nation and is the leader of Kentucky’s defense.
Saturday, character was questioned by many when a video appeared from Kentucky’s Week 3 loss to Florida of Daniel possibly twisting the ankle of Gators quarterback Kyle Trask just minutes after Feleipe Franks suffered a season-ending injury.
Here’s a look at the play in question.
Maybe I'm just a big ol homer, but the Skycam angle makes it pretty clear to my eyes that @TateCasey84 was correct and @UKFootball's #56 Kash Daniels was working @GatorsFB's Kyle Trask's ankle - released it when he realized the ref was on top of them pic.twitter.com/06asJVQYi5— libgator (@lib_gator) September 15, 2019
While Florida fans and even some Kentucky fans questioned Daniel, it clearly got on his nerves. After practice Wednesday, the senior offered a fiery statement denying any wrongdoing.
“Do I talk a lot of crap? Absolutely,” Daniel said. ”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. It’s what I do. But am I out there to deliberately hurt somebody? Absolutely not.”
Below you can hear the full statement from Daniel. Be aware explicit language is used.
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