Alabama's Nick Saban 'didn't think it was necessary' to suspend receiver who struck Tennessee fan

Oct 24, 2022

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban addressed the matter of wide receiver Jermaine Burton starting for his team on Saturday night just one week after a video caught him allegedly striking a female Tennessee fan while they ran onto the field in Knoxville.

Saban was aware of what happened with Burton, mentioning that it would be handled internally. After discussing the situation with Burton, Saban felt it wasn’t necessary to suspend him from his program.

"I don’t know how many of you have been in a situation like that. I talked to him. He was scared, I was scared, some of our other players were scared," Saban said. "I think you learn to respect other people because we have a responsibility to do that, regardless of the circumstance we’re in.

Source: Fox News