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Report: Pitt DE Rashad Weaver Has Left Team

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Pitt has already had two prominent players opt out of this season and they might be adding a third.

Per Matt Zenitz from Alabama.com, Pitt defensive end Rashad Weaver has decided to to not risk an injury and will sit out Pitt’s remaining game(s).

According to Zenitz, Weaver has now signed with an agent which would make him ineligible to play again for Pitt.

Following a season ending knee injury last season, Weaver has completely recovered from the injury and has proven to NFL teams that he’s worthy of a high pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.

Pittsburgh Sports Now has not been able to confirm this report with Weaver.

At the start of the season, defensive tackle Jaylen Twyman opted out Pitt’s 2020 season and so did safety Paris Ford midway through the season.

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Terrence Otoole
Terrence Otoole
9 months ago

Good luck to him i dont blame him one bit at this point

Robert Hasenoehrl
Robert Hasenoehrl
9 months ago

Are there many student/athletes that are quitting on their team halfway through a season all over the country, or is it just here?

I understand why he would do so (protecting $millions$ in NFL earnings), but just an honest question. Is this a sign of the times that we are in or are we one of only a few teams having stars quit midseason?

Robert Hasenoehrl
Robert Hasenoehrl
9 months ago
Reply to  Mike Vukovcan

Thanks! I truly wasn’t sure.

Robert Hasenoehrl
Robert Hasenoehrl
9 months ago
Reply to  Mike Vukovcan

He is a good kid that represented Pitt VERY well.
Great job and good luck at the next level!
H2P!!

Terrence Otoole
Terrence Otoole
9 months ago

Plus it’s one game he will miss ,not half the season

Kevin
Kevin
9 months ago

I don’t blame him at all, but a better system needs to be put in place to prevent this in the future. Maybe they should have to pay back a portion of the tuition/room/board if they decide to opt out? Just thinking out loud. I realize they don’t get paid, but really they do. Just because some may not value a division one education and all the other expenses, real students do!

Ricard Johnson
Ricard Johnson
9 months ago
Reply to  Kevin

Why is it OK for Coaches to leave but the kids get questioned.

James from Florida
James from Florida
9 months ago

He is the highest rated player on the team regarding draft status, he performed well this season and I wish him the best of luck.

Bob Cardy
Bob Cardy
9 months ago

He was in line to compete for some post season awards, the stats from the last, hopefully two, games, would have helped. The good news is Pitt is deep with talented DEs. He has more than earned his scholarship this (Fall) semester, the semester is over by the way, so paying it back is not a valid argument people are making. These kids are not indentured servants, they can come and go at any time. The key is playing meaningful games. I am think if Pitt was competing for a conference championship, Rashad and Paris would still be there. Winning… Read more »

Kevin
Kevin
9 months ago
Reply to  Bob Cardy

If you ever received a division 1 scholarship, you would know that they do sign a contract! Indentured servant no, but they are under a contract and receiving well over $100k in other compensations. I also agree coaches need stricter contracts, but a lot now have huge buyouts. Maybe make the players have buyouts in their scholarships.

Next Level
Next Level
9 months ago

Ummm… Let’s weigh this out… Projected 1st round draft pick and 1st round money versus the risk of injury just to help Pitt achieve a 6-5 or 7-5 record….

 
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