More Gamecock Sideline Shoving
University of South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson loves Jesus … a lot.
“The thing I pray for at the beginning of the game is not to win or lose I just want Jesus to be more famous at the end of the game than he was at the beginning,” Thompson told WLTX TV 19 (CBS – Columbia, S.C.) last week. “What that means is ‘Jesus, I want you to be made famous in my life.’”
“If you are chasing after Jesus who is famous in your life then you will try and emulate the things Jesus is about and I don’t think anyone is perfect or going to nail it every single time but if you do know Jesus you will be a little more careful about what decisions you make and pursue what God is calling you to do,” Thompson continued.
Really? You mean like deciding to shove the crap out of one of your teammates on the sidelines?
Take a look …
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Pic: SBNation via ABC
Yeah … that’s Thompson shoving/ grabbing strong safety Kadetrix Marcus, a 6-foot-1, 195-pound junior out of Stone Mountain, Georgia during the third quarter of USC’s 28-25 win over Central Florida on Saturday.
The incident occurred moments after Thompson had scored a two-yard touchdown run to give the No. 12/13 Gamecocks (3-1, 1-1 SEC) their first lead of the game.
Clearly whatever Thompson said after shoving his teammate was intended as inspiration, not confrontation – which is more than can be said for another shoving incident which occurred on the Gamecock sideline during the team’s loss to Georgia earlier this month.
Thompson will start the next two games for USC with senior quarterback Connor Shaw out of action with a shoulder injury. The Gamecocks host SEC East rival Kentucky on Saturday and travel to Arkansas on October 12.