This is pretty surprising, as Shaq has patiently waited for his opportunity with a good attitude and appeared to be set to start at linebacker next season. Venables gave Shaq high praise throughout the spring and said that he had emerged as one of the leaders of the team.
It is not a done deal just yet. A player can place his name in the transfer portal and decide not to transfer, but he intends to transfer at this time. Shaq will be able to play elsewhere immediately as a grad transfer and has two years of eligibility. I'll keep you updated on the situation as it unfolds.