Wisconsin OT Logan Brown fired from football team

Wisconsin offensive tackle Logan Brown was fired from the team due to an “internal incident,” interim coach Jim Leonhard said Thursday.

Brown, a former four-star recruit, tweeted late Wednesday night that he was entering the transfer portal.

“The reality of what happened is that there was an internal incident here within the program and Logan Brown was fired from the program,” Leonhard said. “It wasn’t a choice. He was fired from our program.”

Leonhard, who took over from Paul Chryst who was fired Oct. 2, did not detail the incident that led to Brown’s exit.

Brown had been ranked the nation’s 15th overall prospect in the 2019 class by ESPN.

He started two games at right tackle and one at left tackle this season as injuries forced the Badgers (3-3, 1-2 Big Ten) to use five offensive line combinations in their first six games. Brown hasn’t started in either of Wisconsin‘s last two games.

After switching to a redshirt in 2019, Brown played in all seven games of the pandemic-shortened 2020 season and all 13 of last season. He made his first career start this year.

In his tweet, Brown thanked Wisconsin for the opportunity and said, “I will enter the transfer portal and pursue my college and football career elsewhere.”

Chryst was fired a day after Wisconsin lost at home to Illinois and former coach Bret Bielema to fall 2-3. Leonhard won on his debut against Northwestern.

Wisconsin plays Michigan State (2-4, 0-3) on Saturday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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