Ace Sanders' 2012 season was notable for the record-setting success he had returning punts, but this time he's making headlines for RETURNING to SCHOOL. Amirite?
At 36 minutes less 8:05 PM, Sanders posted the following to his Instagram account:
My immediate concern was that Ace may have been merely reposting something that a fan had sent him, pleading with the junior to come back for his final year of eligibility. I don't have the strongest grasp on the ins and outs of Instagram, but that appears not to have been the case here.
Another minor concern is that he doesn't exactly specify what there will be one more year of (wearing pink armbands? the length of time between today and 1/7/14?), but we can reasonably infer that he is making reference to playing football for the South Carolina Gamecocks.
10:02 PM UPDATE: The Big Spur is now running with this story, so I suppose it's safe to call it news.
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