As recent media days around the college football world wrap up, one of the recurring themes that came out of all the conferences was about player safety on the field. Whether it was implementing new targeting rules that immediately eject players or coaches expressing their concerns about the faster offenses creating issues, safety was a number-one concern.
Well sometimes, safety concerns are more prevalent off the field as they are on.
This was recently the case for Florida State Seminoles tight end Nick O’Leary. The grandson of famed golfer Jack Nicklaus has been a key piece of the Florida State offense recently.
Well back in May, reports started to surface that O’Leary had been involved in some kind of off-the-field catastrophe that would result in him missing some significant time. Head coach Jimbo Fisher would address the issue in July stating that Nick wrecked a scooter and banged himself up a bit.
Now we’ve learned, through video obtained by Bud Elliott over at SB Nation, that it was no “scooter” that he wrecked and he’s extremely lucky that he was only “banged up”.
WOW! Okay, maybe “lucky” isn’t even the right word here.
Now it should be noted that the driver of the Lexus that was involved in this situation was found to be at fault in the crash, which I guess you can add in as another plus for the Seminoles’ tight end.
Regardless of fault or anything else, you can’t watch this enough and not ask yourself repeatedly, “How in God’s name is he still alive?”
Jack is a Clubhouse Writer for Rant Sports. Follow Jack on Twitter @JackJ14RS