Florida Football Coach Jim McElwain Says Family Received Death Threats This Season


It has been a disappointing season for the Florida football program.
While some were hoping the Gators could come into the season and compete for an SEC East title, Conference championship and potentially a spot in the College Football Playoff, the team currently sits at 3-3 after back-to-back losses to conference foes.
That hasn’t sit well with some of the Gators’ fans, according to head coach Jim McElwain.
During his weekly press conference addressing the media, McElwain revealed that some “angry people” have been sending death threats to his family.
“I think it’s a pretty good lesson for the way things are,” McElwain said, according to the Tampa Bay Times. “There’s a lot of hate in this world. A lot of anger, and yet, it’s freedom to show it. The hard part is, obviously, when the threats are against your own players. Death threats to your families.
“The ill-will that’s brought upon out there…In this business, we’re the ones who you take the shots at, and that’s the way it is.”


There is no place for that type of overreaction in sports. Hopefully whoever is responsible for the threats will stop or be held accountable by the law.
The Gators return to action this weekend against rival Georgia at EverBank Field in Jacksonville. The Bulldogs opened as a two touchdown favorite in the eyes of the Las Vegas oddsmakers.
Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on CBS as the SEC Game of the Week.
Georgia will enter the game as the No. 3 team in the latest AP Top 25 poll.



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