On Saturday evening, news broke that the Boise State Broncos had sent their starting quarterback, Joe Southwick, home from the Hawaii rule for a violation of unspecified team rules.
Recently, we found out that the violation involved Southwick allegedly urinating off the balcony of the team hotel room.
Well, Southwick recently spoke to the local radio station in Idaho, and he has a different side of the story. According to the Boise senior, he was wrongfully accused:
“The night it happened, I was out with the O-line, and then went in the ocean, signed in, and on the way up to my room, I stopped by someone’s room, and that’s when that whole thing went down,” Southwick told KTVB. “I witnessed the person who did it.”
He then went on to state exactly how the coaches wouldn’t believe him that he wasn’t the culprit, and went forward with sending him home anyway:
“I told them who did it,” he said. “And then it kind of came to a lot of finger-pointing and one side had more than one person saying one thing.”
“I thought some things through more clearly, about how this probably went down and why I ended up getting accused and not the other person, through the power of numbers,” he said. “… I actually reached out multiple times to certain people in the Boise State administration saying hey I’m here until 9, please launch an investigation into this, let’s get to the bottom of this, to no avail.
“… I did get a response around 6:30 Hawaiian time. It’s about 2 ½ hours away from my flight. All I got was: ‘I’m busy, I’m at dinner. If you want to discuss this more, we can discuss it back in Boise.’