Sources: Brown Unaware Of Martin Transfer Prior to Tuesday Presser

West Virginia safety Kerry Martin (15) gets instruction from WVU defensive assistant Al Pogue
West Virginia safety Kerry "K.J." Martin (15) during practice

Multiple sources have refuted an online report that West Virginia head football coach Neal Brown lied to the media on Tuesday when he said that defensive back Kerry Martin, Jr. was sick.

Martin, Jr., entered the transfer portal on Wednesday morning, which was after Brown’s Tuesday press conference with the media. The online report quoted former Tennessee and WVU defensive lineman Darel Middleton as saying, “Don’t believe this stuff about Kerry being sick. He’s in the transfer portal with me.”

The report went on to say that Brown, “flat-out lied,” which the sources strongly disagree with. They indicated that Brown did not know Martin, Jr., was going to enter the portal when Brown met with the media on Tuesday at noon.

Martin, Jr., according to the sources, practiced last Monday and then reported in as sick Tuesday through Friday of last week and did not practice on those days. He did not travel with the team to Waco, Texas, for its game against Baylor this past Saturday.

Middleton, for his part, also entered the portal on Wednesday morning. In a social media statement, he indicated he had no problem with West Virginia or its coaches since transferring from Tennessee this summer. However, the same sources noted that Middleton was late on several occasions during his brief time at WVU and also missed multiple days of practice.

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    Multiple sources have refuted an online report that West Virginia head football coach Neal Brown lied to the media on Tuesday when he said that defens
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    #159288

    He would have no reason to lie.  Geez.

    #159289

    This is getting absolutely ridiculous!
    Brown haters, take a pill!

    #159291

    I assume that “reporting in as sick” is always documented?  If so, that would put this issue to rest immediately.

    #159294

    So if he reported he sick when he wasn’t, with the intention of entering the portal, that is not going to do him any favors with the reputation he developed after the Koenig debacle

    #159296

    Rest assured, neither of these guys are getting favorable reviews from the staff to anyone who asks

     

    #159302

    I assume that “reporting in as sick” is always documented?  If so, that would put this issue to rest immediately.

    As this is a health issue and protected by HIPAA, any such documentation cannot be released or shared.

    #159366

    Agree with you Sam12.  Why would Brown lie about Martin transferring?  People have a way of really twisting any little thing that’s said and making it into a big deal.  To write a headline that Brown lied is just irresponsible.  Give the man a break!  Also, Martin seems to be a troubled young man.  Just let him and this whole debacle go, people!

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