University of Illinois football players, students and fans are supporting the Illinois football program using the hashtag #ProudIllini on Twitter.
Illinois players (current and former) responding today on Twitter in support of program, Beckman. Using #ProudIllini— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) May 14, 2015
The support is coming after allegations that Illinois head coach Tim Beckman pressured players to return from injuries before fully healthy.
Former and current players responded on Twitter to the allegations.
Would not be the man I am today without lessons learned inside Memorial Stadium and for the coaches who taught them to me #ProudIllini— Jack Cornell (@JackCornell73) May 14, 2015
This Illini staff gave me an opportunity to play B1G Football and I will forever be thankful for that. #ProudIllini— Chayce Crouch (@ccrouch07) May 14, 2015
Cubit challenged me and believed in me when most didn't. Learned more about myself than I did the game of football from him #ProudIllini— Reilly O'Toole (@ReillyOT4) May 14, 2015
Coach Cubit calls me everyday to see how my recovery is going. Can't thank the entire staff enough for all they've done for me. #ProudIllini— Dre Brown (@DreBrown27) May 14, 2015
This staff has given me my only opportunity to play in the B1G! #ProudIllini— Taylor White (@illini35) May 14, 2015