Today was National signing day for wide receiver Jacob Copeland, who committed to the Florida Gators. Many would rejoice from Copeland’s pick over Alabama and Tennessee although, somebody close to the young football player wouldn’t be so thrilled – his mother.
His mom sporting an Alabama sweatshirt and Tennessee hat obviously approved of Copeland’s other two choices. When the 6’1 athlete chose Florida his mom would get up from the signing table and walk away; all while on live TV. Copeland would be asked by commentators, “Who just got up and left there?” He would respond, “That was my mom.”
“I can’t go with my mom. I gotta go with my heart,” Copeland would tell ESPN. Though, Mama Copeland would return to embrace her son later on, the internet was still wowed at mom leaving her son’s side during possibly the biggest moment in his life.
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