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Report: Miami, West Virginia Players Got Into It During Children's Charity Event Ahead Of Russell Athletic Bowl

Miami and West Virginia play in Wednesday's Russell Athletic Bowl, but tensions already began to rise during a charity event on Monday.

The two teams were attending Give Kids the World Village, a charity retreat for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families, and according to Palm Beach Post writer Matt Porter, Hurricane and Mountaineer players had to be separated on a few occasions during the event.

From his report:

One player, West Virginia star receiver Shelton Gibson Jr., was heard above the song “Cha Cha Slide” saying toward Miami’s defensive backs, including (senior defensive back Corn) Elder and senior safety Jamal Carter, “You ain’t met me.”

West Virginia defensive end Adam Shuler, a wide-eyed Longwood native whose numerous tattoos include the “407” zip code and the “100” emoji, was among the loudest. He seemed to irritate Miami safety Rayshawn Jenkins by asking him loudly and incredulously, “You play?”

Shuler even dropped a "bye Felicia," a reference to Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya's mother Angela, who played Felicia in the movie Friday.

“Bye Felicia!” Shuler shouted as the Canes walked by a group of Mountaineers, toward the exit. “Hey, why you talking while you leaving?” a teammate called out. “Why you walking and talking?”

A few Hurricanes stopped and turned.

“Stacy!” Preston shouted to Stacy Coley. “You ain’t wanna tell me nothing.”

Luckily, it does seem like most of the time, the teams were focused on brightening the days of the kids at the retreat.

The 'Canes and Mountaineers kick off in the Russell Athletic Bowl at 5:30 on Wednesday, December 28 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Something tells us this one might be kind of heated.

[Palm Beach Post]