This past week, UCLA sophomore linebacker Myles Jack was ejected from practice by head coach Jim Mora after he slapped a teammate in the head. Of course, with the way Jack burst onto the scene last year and made a name for himself, the news drew a lot of media attention, and quickly spread across the television outlets.
Well, it seems as if Jack underestimated just how big of a star that he is, because he did not think that was going to happen.
In speaking to the Los Angeles Daily News about the incident, Jack expressed remorse, but he also stated that he didn’t expect the incident to blow up in the way that it did.
“The platform that I guess I’m on, I’ve really got to watch out what I say or do,” Jack said according to the Los Angeles Daily News. “I’ve got to be careful. I’ve got to be smart with what I say, what I do. I’ve just got to be better in that situation overall. I could have handled it a whole different way. It’s all on me. It’s all on my shoulders. …
“I didn’t expect it to be on SportsCenter and all that. I didn’t think it would be that big a deal.”
Well if anything, this was a wake up call for the defensive star that every action that he makes will be magnified just that much more than the next person.