When five star defensive end Malik McDowell announced that he was committing to the Michigan State Spartans on national signing day last, the Spartans staff were ecstatic.
His parents were less than so. Whilst his dad was by his side, McDowell's mother was sat at home, disgusted with her son's choice.
McDowell's parents really did not want him to go to Michigan State. This stems back to an incident suffered by the mother in question on a visit to MSU.
Whilst the exact nature of what happened is not known, it was enough to merit them not wanting their son to go to college in Michigan.
And it appears that McDowell's mother is still not happy with the choice. She has still not signed the player's national Letter of Intent to MSU meaning he cannot join the university.
With the situation not looking to improve any time soon, McDowell may take another look at those schools.
“I know he is open to taking some unofficials to Florida State and Ohio State,” McDowell’s father, Greg McDowell, told Rivals.com.
“We plan on doing some unofficials and see if he and his mom can resolve this. It’s possible she’ll be open to Michigan State as well, so we’ll have to see.”
This has turned into a real saga in college football. And one that young man who just wants to play football can be resolved speedily.