Jimbo says he still has a scholly. Good luck to the young man in his future. Life is not being fair to him today, having to give up something he loves at his age must be tough.
"Richy was very emotional and he told the team what it honor it was to be a leader on the team and he cried his way through the whole thing while he explained he can't play football anymore," Panthers head coach Robert Weiner said.
One of Plant's senior captains, Klepal suffered a concussion two weeks ago during a practice as the Panthers prepared for their game against John Curtis Christian in New Orleans. He did not play in that game and hasn't played since.
"It wasn't a matter of the number of concussions he's had," Weiner said. "It was a hemorrhage in his brain, that he is clear and out of the woods now, but that could be a life or death situation if he gets hit there again."
Klepal did receive some good news while delivering the bad news to FSU coach Jimbo Fisher.
"Jimbo told Richy that he 100% still has a scholarship to FSU," Weiner said. "That was a such a bright spot on what has been a roller coaster ride of a day."