Arkansas Basketball: Muss gives jersey to controversial rocker and actor

Arkansas Basketball Head Coach Eric Musselman (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Arkansas Basketball Head Coach Eric Musselman (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

Arkansas Basketball coach Eric Musselman was recently seen with a controversial artist in Northwest Arkansas

Arkansas Basketball Coach Eric Musselman has been busy the last few weeks cheering on the Arkansas Football team, signing five-star recruits and conducting basketball practice. He’s even been seen hanging out with Ice Cube.

The Hogs Coach recently found some time to enjoy a concert at the Walmart AMP in Rogers, Ark. to see musician Machine Gun Kelly.

Let’s preface this by saying we love Coach Muss here at Razorbackers, but believe he’s not above criticism.

If you’ve never heard of MGK, he’s a rapper, rocker and actor, having appeared in Netflix movies like Bird Box and The Dirt, according to his IMDB page. He even appears in a project with Judd Apatow and Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson. He’s a very talented, but controversial musician and actor.

The 31-year-old Machine Gun Kelly has been making big headlines lately— for all the wrong reasons.

From getting in a red carpet scuffle with MMA superstar Connor McGreggor, to allegedly punching a fan, to publicly bullying respected metal musician Corey Taylor, Machine Gun Kelly is the every definition of controversial.

Muss is trying to get the Razorbacks name and brand in front of as many big names and faces as possible, but there’s quite a few people who are turned off by MGK and his very public indiscretions.

He doesn’t exactly strike you as someone that embodies the values and culture of Arkansas Basketball or the Razorbacks. So, it’s a bit of a head scratcher to see Musselman symbolically welcoming him into the Razorbacks family.

Giving MGK a Razorback jersey doesn’t move the needle for future recruits, fans or players. Musselman should be more careful in the future.

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Do you think the Razorbacks coach should be posing with and gifting a jersey to such a polarizing figure like Machine Gun Kelly?