Local prep star causes controversy over Vine app video

Local prep star causes controversy over Vine app video

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Local prep star causes controversy over Vine app video

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on June 5, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 5 at 11:19 AM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Charlotte Catholic High School running back  Elijah Hood isn't interested in playing football for Nick Saban and the University of Alabama.

He demonstrated that Tuesday night when recorded himself flushing a letter from coach Saban down the toilet and saying, 'Roll Toilet.'

Hood committed to play football at Notre Dame in April.

He tweeted a link to the post on Vine, an app that allows users to post short video clips.

In the video, Hood shows multiple letters from Alabama addressed to him.  He cuts one of the letters up and flushes it down the toilet, prompting him to say 'Roll Toilet' at the end of the video, a play on words from 'Roll Tide.'

                           

A few hours later, Hood tweeted that he removed the video at the request of his high school football coach.

"Alright guys my high school coach called...gotta take 'Roll Toilet' down and apologize formally to Nick Saban, Alabama, and Notre Dame hahaha," Hood tweeted.

He later tweeted: "So anyone wanna help do this damage control?? You know I'm just following coaches orders haha guess bout to call up coach."

The Vine video caused some controversy on social media. Several Alabama fans reacted on Twitter to the video and even tweeted Hood about it.


Hood rushed for a county-record 3,309 yards and 48 touchdowns in 2012. Hood is listed on many recruiting web sites as one of the top high school running back's in the country.

He picked Notre Dame over North Carolina.

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