Metellus Defends Rashan Gary's Decision to Go Pro Early, Miss Bowl Game

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Metellus Defends Rashan Gary's Decision to Go Pro Early, Miss Bowl Game

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Metellus Defends Rashan Gary's Decision to Go Pro Early, Miss Bowl Game

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — It’s a hot button issue for some fans, with Michigan defensive end Rashan Gary not only announcing he’s leaving a year early for the NFL Draft, but that he won’t play in his final game against Florida in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.

While everyone’s entitled to their personal opinion, some fans say that he owes his teammates to play in the final 2018 game. But they didn’t ask his teammates how they felt.

In the case of one of Rashan Gary’s housemates, and fellow teammates on the defense, they aren’t just supportive of Gary’s decision to not risk injury in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, they encouraged him to make the best choice for him and his family.

“I love it,” junior safety Josh Metellus said. “It’s his decision. His decision. I live with Rashan, so it’s just one of those things he’d ask me questions about. He asked for my output, my input on certain things. I gave it to him how it is. I just love that he make his decision for himself.”

If there’s one thing Wolverines fans should be able to get behind, regardless of their stance on bowl games is that Gary won’t be leaving the University of Michigan empty-handed.

Metellus shares that Gary fully plans to leave Ann Arbor with his degree in-hand.

“He’s still in school,” Metellus said. “He wants to finish school, get his degree. So he’s still in school until we done here.”

While Gary will not play against Florida on Dec. 29 in Atlanta, junior linebacker Devin Bush Jr., who’s expected to potentially forgo his senior season as well, already told Big Ten Network that he intends to play in the final game of the 2018 season.

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