NFL Stars Urge Alabama's Jaylen Waddle to Sit Out Title Game Over Injury

Patrick Mahomes, Dez Bryant, Darius Slayton, A. J. Brown, and others expressed their concern for Waddle and urged that he be taken out of the game.

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MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA - JANUARY 11: Jaylen Waddle #17 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks on during the first quarter of the College Football Playoff National Championship game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Hard Rock Stadium on January 11, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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NFL stars took to social media on Monday to urge Alabama Crimson Tide wide receiver Jaylen Waddle to be taken out of the College Football Playoff championship after he entered the game despite seemingly still recovering from fracturing his ankle.

Waddle, who sustained the injury back in October 2020 in a game against Tennessee and hasn't played since, was seen limping during the title game. 

Patrick Mahomes, Darius Slayton, A. J. Brown, Dez Bryant, and others expressed concern for Waddle and urged that he be taken out of the game, which Alabama is playing against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Criticism was also directed at coach Nick Saban for putting Waddle in the game.

The Crimson Tide ended up winning 52-24.

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