Trevor Knight is not here for Stephen A. Smith’s hot takes about Baker Mayfield and Lincoln Riley.
The Sooners’ quarterback is in some hot water nationally after ESPN cameras caught him on camera grabbing his crotch and yelling expletives toward the Kansas sideline.
Because of those antics, Mayfield will not start on senior night vs West Virginia on Saturday and he was also stripped of his captaincy. Mayfield and Riley both gave emotional press conferences at separate times on Monday, and Smith mocked their reactions on ESPN.
“And because you’re not going to start the game and play the first couple of minutes … that’s why they’re crying?!”
— First Take (@FirstTake) November 21, 2017
It’s a little ironic for Smith to be mocking someone’s perceived overreaction as he screams into the camera, but that’s the world we live in now.
But Knight, a former teammate of Mayfield’s at Oklahoma, came to his defense. That resulted in a brief-but-entertaining Twitter spat between the two:
It's Baker's senior day and last game in OK Memorial. Lincoln may not be where he is today without number 6. On top of that it's an emotional game. Come on @stephenasmith… you're better than that. https://t.co/bhf1t9bM4t
— Trevor Knight (@trevor_knight9) November 21, 2017
Well you're oblivious to the situation. Lincoln's emotion had nothing to do with the fact that #6 wouldn't be starting or a captain. It had everything to do with the fact that if #6 wasn't there when hired as the OC then he would not be the HC at a CFP program at 34. Stop it.
— Trevor Knight (@trevor_knight9) November 22, 2017