A Carolina Panthers wide receiver is being accused of purposely sabotaging rookie quarterback Bryce Young this week.
Last Sunday, the Panthers lost their fourth straight game – and 10th overall of the year – when they fell to the Tennessee Titans.
Although Young actually outplayed Titans rookie Will Levis, it wasn’t enough to secure the victory or save his head coach’s job. Frank Reich was given the boot one day later.
As if things weren’t going poorly enough for Carolina already, a new controversy erupted on Tuesday.
Fans are now accusing second-round pick Jonathan Mingo of purposely sabotaging Young last weekend on this play:
This looks really bad…. #Panthers rookie 2nd round receiver Jonathan Mingo REFUSED to catch the ball in bounds
— MLFootball (@_MLFootball) November 28, 2023
To say that the folks watching at home were taken aback by Mingo’s actions during that sequence would be an understatement:
Bryce’s wrs are jumping out of bounds and people are already writing him off
— Dallas Sports Fan (@DakToCD88) November 28, 2023
Bad throw, bad attempt at a catch
— Evan Wallman (@Evan83452919) November 28, 2023
@Nealerrr what on earth is this.
— Randall Stewart (@Jewbawkka_14) November 28, 2023
can’t blame bryce… any elite receiver would know where he is on the field not running full speed to the sideline. it’s cover 2 he threw it where he was supposed to slow down
— RX Boog🍊 (@DosBoogey) November 28, 2023
In a football weekend that saw Travis Kelce’s ex send a flirty message to Jalen Hurts, Ciara’s provocative outfit to Russell Wilson’s Denver Broncos game set the internet ablaze, and a blonde Buffalo Bills fan’s wild sign go viral, Mingo’s antics have somehow stolen the show.
Angel Reese’s Response To Kim Mulkey’s Explanation For Benching Her: https://t.co/PhGQfQ9gVs
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 28, 2023
It will be interesting to see if either he or Young ultimately comment on the viral video going around.
At some point, whether they want to or not, they may have to.
Will Young, Mingo and the Panthers find a way to get on the same page before the 2023 NFL season concludes? Time will tell.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.