Ole Miss quarterback Chad Kelly is among the most gifted quarterbacks in this year’s NFL Draft class, but concerns about decision-making on and off the field have NFL teams wary of the Rebels’ gunslinger.
Kelly’s off-field issues are numerous, including him running onto the field at his brother’s high school game to join a fight and threatening to bring a gun into a bar. Those off-field question marks are reportedly the reason why he didn’t receive an invite to the NFL Combine in early March and why teams are worried about risk when drafting him.
Kelly has had some embarrassing moments off the field, but among the worst, at least from a point of having his pride hurt, was an incident involving former porn star Mia Khalifa prior to Ole Miss’ game against Florida State. Kelly tried to slide up in Khalifa’s DMs prior to the game, as a star quarterback in the SEC is wont to do. Khalifa then screenshotted him and put him on blast after the Rebels loss.
This didn’t deter Kelly, who tried again later with Khalifa, which ended in the same result.
However, Khalifa’s most recent bit of trolling against Kelly may be her worst (best?) yet. After seeing the report about Kelly not being invited to the combine, she slammed Kelly on Twitter again for his DM efforts.
Ouch. I would say I feel bad for Kelly, but that would be a lie. Sometimes shooting your shot goes horribly wrong and you never truly live it down. The game is the game.