Dominick Silvels appeared in all 13 games for Washington State Cougars in 2018 and was tied for 10th in the Pac-12 with team-high 4.5 sacks while recording 25 tackles including 7.5 for loss.
His career would come to a sudden halt with undisclosed personal issues as he missed the entirety of the 2019 season and subsequently entered the transfer portal.
On Twitter, Silvels wrote, “I appreciate all the coaches at WSU along with the players that I have built bonds with these past few years. This place will always hold a special place in my heart. So with that being said, I will be putting my name in the portal and transferring. Once a Coug always a Coug!”
As it turns out, Silvels was accused of rape by a young lady and he got expelled from WSU.
This week, Silvels would take to social media and post evidence of him talking to his rape accuser where it proved that he was being purposely lied on and career ruined for no apparent reason.
“She called me on instagram and told me to ask @_chaachii to take down the post. It’s things like this that can really ruin my chances and dreams at playing at the next level. I kept this to myself because I’m not really a revengeful type of person.”
A petition has since been created with well over 18,000 people signing it to get Dominick Silvels back in school and on the field.
It reads as:
“Dominick Silvels was expelled from Washington State University for a false rape accusation. The truth has now come out and we want to help get Dominick back into school and back on the field. Dominick doesn’t deserve to get his education ripped away from him. He has lost his shot in playing his favorite sport that he is amazing at all because a young woman was mad at him. Please sign this petition and give Dominick a chance to get back on that field and back into his education.”