Former NC State teammate says Russell Wilson was ‘me’ player
Kalani Heppe, a former teammate of Russell Wilson at NC State, ripped the Seahawks quarterback over the commencement speech he gave at Wisconsin last weekend.
During the speech, Wilson said that NC State coach Tom O’Brien once told him that he couldn’t play in the NFL. According to Heppe, that isn’t true.
“I think it is pretty well known how much I despise Tom O'Brien on a molecular level. However, getting rid of Russell Wilson was the one admirable thing he did during his tenure at NC State,” Heppe wrote in an expletive-laden rant on Facebook.
“80% of the s--- that Russell said in his speech didn’t even happen, it was really hard for Russell to field punts and play safety when his head was firmly lodged up all the offensive coaches a-- on a daily basis. Russell was a great player, but he was a ‘me’ player, unable to put the team before himself and his 'illustrious' baseball career at State. F--- Russell, us real State people still have Philip Rivers to claim.”
The post has since been deleted.
Wilson left NC State for Wisconsin after four years at the former school.