Jameson Williams Says Ohio State Fans Have “Disowned” Him: “They Don’t Claim Me, I Don’t Claim Them”

By Kevin Harrish on November 17, 2021 at 5:19 pm
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Jameson Williams no longer feels support from Buckeye fans.

In an Instagram live video, the former Ohio State wide receiver got pretty candid about his perception of Buckeye fans, revealing that he believes Ohio State fans have "disowned" him since his transfer to Alabama.

“Ohio State fans be tripping,” Williams said in the video. “They don’t claim me. I don’t claim them. Ohio State fans be tripping. They disowned me. I went to ‘Bama. When I graduate, I will have graduated from ‘Bama.”

Williams entered the transfer portal in April, saying he "wasn't certain of my role in the offense" and that "the receiver room got crowded." Less than a week later, Williams committed to Alabama where he quickly earned a starting spot.

“They don’t claim me. I don’t claim them. Ohio State fans be tripping. They disowned me.”– Jameson Williams

At Alabama, Williams has been the team's top offensive weapon and one of the top receivers in the country, catching 51 passes for 1,028 yards and 10 touchdowns. He's also been one of the most prolific return men in the country with two kickoff returns for a touchdown this season.

Though Williams no longer feels the love from Buckeye fans, he does still keep in touch with his former Ohio State teammates, especially Chris Olave.

"That's my guy, that's my dog. We talk a lot," Olave said of Williams. "We got close over COVID last year. He's been going crazy out there."

Williams is not the first player to transfer from Ohio State and find immediate success with another national title contender as former Buckeye quarterback Joe Burrow won the Heisman Trophy and College Football Playoff national title with LSU in 2019.

Unlike Williams, however, Burrow always felt the support from Ohio State fans, something he said "meant the world" to him.

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