Bobby Petrino throws Shaq Wiggins out of Louisville practice

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Shaq Wiggins left UGA less than a year ago seeking a program that would “embrace my personality.”

He signed with Louisville and sat out last year after the transfer.

Bobby Petrino didn’t want anything to do with Wiggins’ personality at practice on Wednesday.

The Louisville Courier-Journal doesn’t have much more information on the situation because Petrino didn’t talk to the media after practice.

 An angry Petrino sent Georgia transfer Shaq Wiggins, a junior listed atop the Cardinals’ depth chart at left cornerback, to the locker room for the day about an hour and a half into the drills.

Wiggins tweeted this Wednesday night:

And came back with this tweet this morning:

Wiggins is one of two former UGA defensive backs at Louisville, joining Josh Harvey-Clemons, who is projected to start at strong safety for former UGA defensive coordinator Todd Grantham.

Wiggins, who played at Sandy Creek, started eight games as a freshmen in 2014, leading the team with two interceptions. He was arrested on two misdemeanor traffic offenses in January 2014, but wasn’t suspended.

Here’s a part of Wiggins said in a statement to 247 Sports when he left UGA:

“I am looking for a team who will embrace my personality, someone who is a jovial, carefree and a bit of a jokester but who knows when to put jokes aside, get focused and become a true competitor, especially when on the field.

“I want to learn, and I want someone who can channel my energy and enthusiasm to take my game to the next level.”


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