Less than 24 hours ago, the Clarion-Ledger reported that Willie Hibbler, a four-star tight end committed to the Ole Miss Rebels for the class of 2015, was dismissed from his North Panola High School team. It was reported that his coaches "couldn't reach him" during summer workouts, and that he was nowhere to be found for almost a month. It seems like he just quit football and vanished.
However, after the story was run yesterday, his father and the North Panola head coach met to iron things out. Hibbler was reinstated to the program, and he'll be back with the team after he fulfills certain "obligations," which are likely running bleacher steps until he vomits a few times.
Hibbler seemed apologetic enough about the whole misunderstanding on his Twitter feed.
I apologize too my family and teammates for my lack of commitment and from this point on I'm taking my responsibilities like a man— wille hibbler#⃣7⃣ (@williehibbler) July 9, 2014
To my ole miss fans I'm sorry also and I'm get this thing right so I can be wrapped in red and blue! #new beginning— wille hibbler#⃣7⃣ (@williehibbler) July 9, 2014
Apologetic Willie Hibbler reinstated at North Panola http://t.co/OuJ0eV19RY #OleMiss #HottyToddy— David Johnson (@DavidRebels247) July 9, 2014
So Willie's back on the North Panola squad, which is nice, because we'd like for him to keep playing football.