It’s the season for giving — as in teams giving opponents an advantage during bowl season.
UCLA’s gift to Baylor for the Holiday Bowl next week is safety Tevin McDonald, nicely-wrapped and ready to watch the game from Los Angeles. Per a release from the school, McDonald did not travel with the Bruins to San Diego for violating an unspecified team policy.
The Los Angeles Times reports that McDonald tested positive for marijuana.
McDonald was the team’s second-leading tackler and had nine pass break-ups. He also forced a fumble and recorded an interception this year.
That’s not particularly great news as Baylor is third in the nation in passing yards and fifth in scoring. Bears quarterback Nick Florence has thrown for over 4,000 yards and wide receiver Terrance Williams was a Biletnikoff finalist.
The Holiday Bowl will be on Dec. 27 at 9:45 p.m. ET.