Annie Apple, the mother of former Ohio State cornerback Eli Apple, took to Twitter on Day 1 of the annual NFL Scouting Combine to praise her son’s ex-teammate, running back Ezekiel Elliott. In doing so, she took a not-so-subtle jab at Alabama.
“Ezekiel Elliott runs, blocks, catches; he does it all with power, agility and unmatched speed,” she tweeted. “Just ask Bama’s defense in the Sugar Bowl.”
As Crimson Tide fans remember all too well, Elliott ran for 232 yards and two touchdowns during the 2015 College Football Playoff semifinal, leading OSU to a 42-35 victory over Alabama.
Apple and Elliott are both in Indianapolis for the combine. Apple is the third-best CB in the draft class, according to CBS Sports rankings; Elliott is tabbed as the No. 1 RB available.