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Ex-ASU football star slams alma mater on Twitter

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Posted at 10:39 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-01 16:37:39-04

Just three weeks ago, Green Bay Packers cornerback and former ASU star Damarious Randall honored his alma mater by getting a massive Sun Devil-themed tattoo.

 

Shout out to bone ... @bonefaceink Major?

A video posted by Damarious Randall (@randalltime) on

It's what makes Randall's anti-ASU Twitter rant Thursday night that much more perplexing. The Packers' 2015 first-round draft pick tweeted the following:

And lest you think this is nothing more than an early April Fools joke...

Hours later, Randall revealed one of the reasons for his dissatisfaction: Not having free access to ASU's Student Recreation Complex, which is free only to current students. He said this is "one of three reasons" for his unhappiness with the school, though he later deleted that tweet.

But between those tweets, the 23-year-old Randall went live on Periscope. Twice.

"I’m not mad about the ASU football program. It’s got nothing to do with the football program," he said in his second Periscope session after 11 p.m. Arizona time. "Hey man, they should respect their alumnis.

"I could’ve stayed at ASU for another year," he added. "They told me I was going seventh round. I still got up out of there." At one point, Randall said he should have attended Florida State instead of ASU.

Then, late Friday morning, Randall further alienated himself from Sun Devil Nation.

Randall, who transferred to ASU from Mesa Community College, had a breakout rookie season in Green Bay, recording 58 tackles and three interceptions during the regular season. He intercepted Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer during the Cards' overtime playoff win over Green Bay in the divisional playoff round.

Last month, Randall was pulled over while driving with fellow ASU alum Jaelen Strong in Scottsdale. Strong was arrested for marijuana possession; Randall was released at the scene.

On Friday, Strong came to Randall's defense.