Has Wade apologized to the Vanderbilt player and, if so, has the Vanderbilt player accepted Wade's apology?
Freshman receiver Marquel Wade was suspended for Arkansas’ game with South Carolina by the SEC office yesterday. Wade — who has eight catches on the season — launched himself helmet-first into Vanderbilt punt returner Jonathan Krause during last Saturday’s game while serving as a gunner on the Razorbacks’ coverage unit.
Offensive coordinator Garrick McGee said last evening that Wade is “down” over the suspension:
“I know he’s really, really sorry. One, for the act that he did to the kid, but that he’s not going to get to help us this weekend. That’s the reason he’s down, but we’ve got plenty of people at that position.”
Wade has apologized for embarrassing Arkansas. The league has suspended him for one game. Bobby Petrino has said UA will comply with the league’s decision. And Krause is healthy and ready to play again this weekend.
It’s time to hope Wade — and others — learn not to deliver intentional helmet-to-helmet shots. It’s also time to move on.