Three-time BCS national champion and Maxwell Award winning quarterback AJ McCarron has officially declined an invitation to participate in the 2014 Senior Bowl, AL.com reports.
“AJ McCarron has declined our invitation to play in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl,” Senior Bowl Executive Director Phil Savage said. “We are very excited about the deep and talented roster of 100-plus players coming to Mobile.”
McCarron, a Mobile native, explained his reasoning on Tuesday.
“I really appreciate being invited to play in the Senior Bowl. It is quite an honor and something I’ve dreamed about while growing up in the Mobile area,” McCarron told AL.com. “However, at this time, I’m putting all of my focus and energy into preparing for the NFL combine, pro day and the rest of the pre-draft evaluation process. Therefore, I won’t be taking part in the Senior Bowl.”
Some are understandably questioning McCarron's decision, but McCarron took to Twitter to vow that he'd be successful.
People will always HATE & DOUBT me which is fine. Keep doubting me & watch how I prove you wrong like I've always done in my career!!! #