Lovett wrote on Twitter that he had entered the transfer portal and that he had three years of eligibility left.
Lovett’s decision came a day after Leach posted the now-deleted tweet. Lovett replied to his new coach’s tweet with “wtf” on his Twitter account. Lovett did not say if he decided to transfer because of Leach’s tweet.
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– ? (@ fabo_54) April 4, 2020
Leach deleted the tweet Thursday night and then apologized, writing on Twitter: “I sincerely regret that my choice of images in my tweets was deemed offensive. I had no intention of offending anyone. “
Lovett, a sophomore of the red shirt from Olive Branch, Mississippi, had 19 tackles and a bag in 2019.