Jawara White Ends Football Career

via media.al.com

"Jawara White has sustained an injury that will no longer allow him to play football," coach Gene Chizik said in an Auburn release. "Although this is disappointing for Jawara, our medical staff, his family and our coaching staff all agree that this is in his best interest. At Auburn, our top priority is and will always be the health and welfare of our student-athletes. Jawara will continue to work toward receiving his degree from Auburn and will always be a part of our Auburn family."

Late yesterday news started leaking out of an injury to, Rah-Rah as he is affectionately called, and today we have the above statement released from Auburn University head football coach Gene Chizik. During the late evening this writer was able to have a brief conversation via twitter with White wherein he stated that he would be fine. I took that meaning that emotionally he would be okay. Especially after reading the stories of Auburn beat writers.

In this video, linebackers coach Tommy Thigpen briefly mention that the news on White was a "tragedy". In my mind, that spelled out all the information needed.


After the news broke this morning Jawara White tweeted, "Giving up the game of football is hardest thing I ever had to do. Thank you all for the prayers WAR EAGLE."

All of our prayers go out to White, and his family, while he transitions into a new phase in his life.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join College and Magnolia

You must be a member of College and Magnolia to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at College and Magnolia. You should read them.

Join College and Magnolia

You must be a member of College and Magnolia to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at College and Magnolia. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker