Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/17/14
The big news in college football Sunday night came from the surprising claim that Minnesota Gophers' wide receiver A.J. Barker quit the team.  Barker sent head coach Jerry Kill a 4,000+ word letter explaining why he no longer wishes to play on the team for the rest of the year and plans on transferring next year.Barker laid out his priorities for quiting the team on twitter with a tweet that read: "Here are my priorities in the decision. 1) Told I wasn't going to play here anymore, and 2) wouldn't receive a scholarship next year."Barker is the Gophers' leading receiver so far this year tallying 30 receptions for 577 yards and seven touchdowns. While most of the impact of this decision will be seen on the football field the rest of the season for the Gophers, most of the debate and focus has been on what really happened, and who is right. After reading the full letter it seems apparent that if what Barker is claiming is true, then there was some form of mist...
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