Boise State QB Joe Southwick was sent home from Hawaii by the team Friday for “team violations.” The Broncos are in Hawaii to play in a bowl game on Christmas Eve, and one day after arriving, the team’s interim coach, Bob Gregory, sent Southwick home. Feeling he got screwed by the team, Southwick spoke to KTVB and told them his side of the story.
According to Southwick, he is accused of urinating off of a balcony at the team hotel.
Southwick tells KTVB that, in fact, it was another player who had done it. He said he had gone out Thursday evening and when he returned to the hotel, he witnessed a player urinate off the balcony. He went to bed that night and it wasn’t until the next the morning when he found out about the accusation.
A short time later, he was informed that he was being sent home. Southwick admits he lost his temper.
“It just turned to finger pointing, and it ended up being three people against one person saying something, and I guess the temper tantrum of one person didn’t look good and there was no investigation. This was an absolute rushed decision, probably made in about 20 minutes.”
Southwick said he was dropped off at the airport a short time later.
“Took my bags out, gave me a hand shake and said, ‘thanks for everything. See ya’”
Did Southwick commit a urination violation? He took a polygraph that says he didn’t. But that apparently doesn’t matter because the game is tomorrow and there’s no way the Broncos are flying him back out to Hawaii and playing him or even letting him hang with the team. Talk about a bummer of an end to his college career. He won’t just be ‘the guy who followed Kellen Moore‘ but now ‘the balcony urinator who followed Kellen Moore.’