WR Jacob Copeland’s Mom Walks off Live Television Because He Committed to Florida Instead of Alabama
WR Jacob Copeland had his pick of three colleges, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee, and he chose to commit to the Florida Gators. His mom apparently had her heart set on him committing to one of only two teams, because she was wearing an Ala. sweatshirt and a Tenn. cap repping each of the teams.
Low and behold, Copeland committed to Florida, which didn't sit well with mom, and she got up from the table on live television. She walked right in front of the table where her son was sitting out of the view of the camera. Luckily there was still family there to support his decision.
Copeland's mother did eventually come back and hug the high school senior, said Sports Illustrated. So what made him decide on Flordia? According to Copeland, "I gotta go with my heart."