- Thursday, 31 October 2013 02:00
- Author: Logan Booker
Photo: Logan Booker/BI
Anybody who knows Ray Drew knows the last thing he was trying to do when he got ejected from the Vanderbilt game in the second quarter for “targeting” the Commodore’s quarterback was hurt him. Drew, a pastor turned college football player from Thomas County Georgia, was made available to the media for the first time on Wednesday since the now famous call that many believe was far from warranted, and left an already short-handed UGA team with yet another key player missing for the pivotal second half.
“After going back and looking at it, you know, everybody has their opinions on it,” Drew said. “I have mine, but I am going to leave that out as well because there are the rules. You have to respect the call of the referee, and all you can do is prevent yourself from being in those types of situations. Whether it was right, wrong, or indifferent, the call was made, and you pick up and you move on.”
Drew did offer a solution to avoid such a call in the future.
“If you bring your hands, and just wrap up, and just try and get as low as you can,” Drew said. “In a game it happens really quick. It’s not like they are sitting there watching it on a replay as it’s happening.”
Even though Drew’s play was replayed by the officials to confirm the ejection, and surprisingly upheld, the penalty would have stood regardless of Drew being ejected or not.
Watch the entire interview here: