Former Illinois offensive lineman Simon Cvijanovic is not happy with the way his career with the football team ended.
Sunday, Cvijanovic, a senior in 2014, lit into Illinois coach Tim Beckman via his Twitter account. He missed the final four games of the season after he was hurt against Ohio State. Before the injury, he was the team’s starting left tackle.
In the series of tweets that started Sunday afternoon and continued into the evening, some of which are included below, he said he was “uninvited” from the team’s football banquet and that he was treated poorly after the injury. We’ve reached out to the school for comment.
He also claimed Beckman called him a quitter.
He also used the rant as an opportunity to rail against the NCAA’s structure and advocated for a push for unionization.
You can check out his entire timeline here. He also said Beckman even advocated for a move to right tackle because of his injury and on Sunday evening said he “basically” knew Beckman was a liar.
Illinois finished 6-7 last season after losing the Heart of Dallas Bowl to Louisiana Tech.
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