Florida State Seminoles defensive tackle Marvin Wilson is accusing his head coach of totally misrepresenting his communications with players. Melina Myers-USA TODAY Sports

FSU defensive lineman: Head coach Mike Norvell is lying about reaching out to players

Florida State defensive lineman Marvin Wilson is disputing FSU coach Mike Norvell's claim that he "had a lot of open communication" with his players, saying that the coach had only sent a generated text to players.

In a statement released by The Athletic, Norvell said that he "went back and forth individually with every player this weekend" after nationwide protests began as a response to George Floyd's death while in police custody.

"And that was something that was important to me because this is a heartbreaking time in our country," Norvell said, according to The Athletic. "You see hate and you see discrimination. You see some of the acts that have occurred. I mean, it's a problem. And it's something that we have to stand together and we have to work to get it fixed. I'll continue to share with our guys the platform that they have and the opportunity that is there for them to make a difference, to be an influence and to be able to impact our country in a positive way by the overall mindset and approach of how we treat people to how we respond in situations. I told these guys just how grateful I am to be a part of this journey with them because they are the future."

But Wilson says that Norvell did not have one-on-one conversations with players and said that teammates are "outraged" that he is making false claims to pretend that he has started an open dialogue with the team.

"This is a lie and me and my teammates as a whole are outraged and we will not be working out until further notice," Wilson wrote.

ESPN reports that the team will be having a meeting Thursday and it is believed that the controversy will be addressed.

Blake Harper is a writer based in New York. He's originally from San Diego and is one of the few Chargers fans left. He doesn't believe in ties and loves elaborate celebrations. Follow him on Twitter @beezyharps 

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