Video from Saturday night’s Kentucky-Florida game appears to show Wildcats star Kash Daniel attempting to twist the ankle of Gators backup quarterback Kyle Trask.
Daniel responded Wednesday to allegations of an attempted injury, harshly denying it.
“Do I talk a lot of crap? Absolutely,” Daniel told reporters. ”Do I bump a dude here and there to get underneath his skin and talk while I’m doing it? Absolutely. That’s part of my game. It’s what I do. But am I out there to deliberately hurt somebody? Absolutely not.”
A new video is going viral on social media this morning, though, and it seems pretty straight-forward.
Here’s the play:
— libgator (@lib_gator) September 19, 2019
It’s tough to try to say that it’s anything other than Daniel deliberately trying to mess with Trask’s ankle there.
Here’s what it looked like from above:
Maybe I'm just a big ol homer, but the Skycam angle makes it pretty clear to my eyes that @TateCasey84 was correct and @UKFootball's #56 Kash Daniels was working @GatorsFB's Kyle Trask's ankle – released it when he realized the ref was on top of them pic.twitter.com/06asJVQYi5
— libgator (@lib_gator) September 15, 2019
It’s a little less concrete there, though Trask was clearly bothered by what happened, getting into Daniel’s face after the play.
Trask was replacing an injured Feleipe Franks, who suffered a season-ending injury minutes earlier in the second half.
Florida came from behind to top Kentucky, 29-21, to improve to 3-0 on the season.
It’s unclear if the SEC will be doing anything about Daniel’s alleged actions.