In a move that proves gridiron talents don’t always translate to off-field awareness, Chidozie Nwankwo, the Houston Cougars defensive lineman, committed to Deion Sanders and the Colorado Buffaloes in a call that’s making headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Nwankwo, eager to share the excitement, personally dialed up Coach Prime to drop the big news. But little did he know, his commitment call turned into a social media spectacle when, in the background, a table proudly displayed what seemed to be a gun and some friendly herb paraphernalia. Cue the collective gasps and the comedic irony of a player known for field awareness finding himself caught off-guard.

Now, we’re not playing detective here. That might have been a lighter, right? Maybe Ja Morant’s influence is stronger than we thought. And who’s to say if that’s a registered firearm? It could be Chidozie’s second-best defensive play right there.

Coach Prime, audibly overjoyed on the other end of the line, likely didn’t anticipate the unexpected props stealing the spotlight. The DL, inadvertently setting the stage for off-field speculation, might need a quick huddle on social media strategies.

But fear not, Buffs fans! Despite the unconventional backdrop, Nwankwo is a powerhouse on the field, racking up an impressive stat sheet at Houston. With 95 tackles, 13 for loss, and five sacks in 41 games, he’s not just bringing his defensive skills to Colorado; he’s also bringing an unintentional comedy moment for the team’s highlight reel.

In the grand tradition of sports surprises, Chidozie Nwankwo’s commitment call proves that sometimes, the real action happens off the field. Welcome to the Buffaloes, where touchdowns and tokes might just go hand in hand.


Featured image: Screenshot LIVE and SALT LAKE CITY, UT – NOVEMBER 25: Deion Sanders head coach of the Colorado Buffaloes calls a play during the first half of their game aginast the Utah Utes at Rice Eccles Stadium on November 25, 2023 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Chris Gardner/Getty Images)


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