Over the weekend, we learned of a secret recording of Valdosta High School head football coach Rush Propst. In that recording, we heard Propst discuss illegal recruiting practices by the Alabama and Georgia football programs with Valdosta Touchdown Club director Michael Nelson.
One example of such illegal recruiting practices relates to former Bulldog running back Nick Chubb. Propst claims Chubb took three different $60,000 payments from Georgia in order to return for his senior season in 2017.
In response to those allegations, Chubb shared a short and sweet message on Sunday afternoon. So, what was his response? “If i needed money i would have went pro #fakenews,” he tweeted.
If i needed money i would have went pro #fakenews
— Nick Chubb (@NickChubb21) March 8, 2021
This was an expected response from Chubb, but at least he’s addressed the issue.
Regardless of Propst’s claims, things worked out for Chubb. He rushed for 1,345 yards and 15 touchdowns en route to a national title game against Alabama. The Bulldogs lost the championship game in overtime, but the strong season landed Chubb with the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Since then, he’s become one of the league’s best running backs.
In 2018, Chubb was only four yards shy of having three-straight 1,000-plus yard seasons to begin his NFL career. He’s rushed for 3,557 yards and 28 touchdowns while adding another 577 yards and two scores receiving.
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