There’s no place in college football for a dirty play like this, in fact there’s no room for a play like this in football at any level. Alabama redshirt freshman defensive lineman, LaMichael Fanning was flagged on a play in which he brings unnecessary roughness to a whole new level. While Alabama was proceeding to literally roll the Missouri Tigers in the fourth quarter, Fanning made a tackle on the Tigers running back, Russell Hansbrough. Except it wasn’t really a tackle, it was a full-on suplex.
Fanning was flagged on this play and not ejected. It was clear that Missouri didn’t appreciate the move by Fanning as the offensive line targeted him on the next two plays. Fanning is even seen pounding his chest, smirking and laughing as he came off the field after losing his helmet in a skirmish.
If Fanning is not suspended by the SEC on this play, it would be a total disgrace. On top of an SEC suspension, head coach Nick Saban and the Alabama football program should be disgusted enough on their own behalf and tack on their own punishment. Shame on them if they don’t, because this is disgusting.