The USC Trojans were already without starting left tackle Toa Lobendahn due to an injury entering today’s game against Utah State. Now, they will likely be without his backup, Chuma Edoga, for at least the next game.
Early in the first quarter, Edoga seemed to be upset with an Aggie and he started going after the player following the whistle. To prevent this, the referee thought it was a good idea to pull the tackle by his jersey from behind.
Edoga got upset with the referee and seemed to shove him back. That drew an immediate flag and an ejection and it will likely lead to at least another game suspension next week.
As a football player, you can never put your hands on an official. I don’t condone what Edoga did, but the referee seemed to be a little aggressive in his attempts to stop the player.
But wrong is wrong and Edoga was surely that.