Former Ohio State Big Man Byron Mullens Leaves Team Scarlet & Gray

Former Ohio State Big Man Byron Mullens Leaves Team Scarlet & Gray

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Former Ohio State Big Man Byron Mullens Leaves Team Scarlet & Gray


Byron Mullens took to Instagram to announce his decision to leave Team Scarlet & Gray ahead of a Super 16 matchup Friday.


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Former Ohio State Big Man Byron Mullens Leaves Team Scarlet & Gray

Already without big man Jared Sullinger because of a major life event called a wedding, Team Scarlet & Gray is now losing the services of Byron Mullens.

And it isn’t pretty.

Mullens took to Instagram yesterday with a long post detailing his exit from playing on the team. There is apparently some squabbling about the splitting of the $2 Million winnings should Team S&G win the whole thing.

That now means that the team may have to get even more out of former Ohio State center Greg Oden this weekend, but how much he can contribute remains to be seen. Oden has been excited about his chances of getting on the court again and says he’s feeling good, but we’re about to find out.

In case you want to read the entire quote from Mullens, here it is in its entirety, but before you get to that, it’s time for a reminder of what Mullens did bring to the team.

“I was thrilled to be able to take part in this year’s TBT event with my fellow members of our OSU basketball brotherhood. It was very disappointing to not have been able to take part in this event last year due to an injury. As previously indicated, I was not made aware of the distorted financial split with my fellow teammates until 1 day prior. the reasoning for this was due to my non participation last year due to the injury. Something that was completely out of my control. I turned down other opportunities this year just to be part of this event and to represent Scarlet and Grey again. I feel that I am bringing just as much to the table for this team , and our fans as any of the other members. Yet I have been made to feel that my value is somewhat less? We are a team and should be treated as such. I cannot continue, in good faith , to finish the tournament for considerably less then my counter parts and jeopardize a possible injury. It is unfortunate that we couldn’t all agree to an even Split between everyone across the board. Thank you for the opportunity to play in front of our fans again. It felt like being home and a sense of family. Best of luck in the remainder of the tournament!”

 

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