Virginia coach Mike London refuted comments by Georgia Tech quarterback Tevin Washington and coach Paul Johnson that Cavaliers players purposely removed Washington’s helmet at crucial moments of Saturday’s game to get him out of the game.
London spoke with Virginia reporters Sunday night on a teleconference.
“I don’t believe that,” he said. “There’s a lot of stuff that goes on there when you’re trying to gang tackle. Helmets come off all the time and there’s no one that’s trying to intentionally rip a guy’s helmet off to get him out of the game . . . During the game, during practice, we don’t advocate that. We don’t teach that. We didn’t even think about doing anything close to that.”
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