Safety Tevin McDonald, released from the UCLA football team for a violation of team rules, will now serve what seems like additional punishment by playing on the ugliest turf known to man (or woman).
The Bruins’ third-leading tackler, who was also suspended for the Holiday Bowl in December for reportedly failing a drug test, tweeted that he will play next season at Eastern Washington. The Eagles installed bright red turf at Roos Field in 2010, becoming the second school after Boise State to use a non-green surface.
That same season, EWU won the FCS national title over Delaware, going undefeated at home in Cheney, Wash., along the way.
Since McDonald — who started 24 games for the Bruins — is transferring down a division, he should be able to play immediately as long as he is in good academic standing.
@alimonyls eastern Washington
— Tevin McDonald (@SEVENs__UP) April 8, 2013
Photo courtesy of Eastern Washington University under Creative Commons.