After a nasty debate between Paul Finebaum and Nick Saban, the Monroe (La.) police department is less than pleased.
On Wednesday, the Alabama coach made an appearance on the SEC Network to discuss the punishment of left tackle Cam Robinson. Both Robinson and teammate Hootie Jones were arrested in the Monroe (La.) earlier on in the offseason on marijuana and weapons charges. Ultimately, neither player was prosecuted.
Once off-air, Saban lost his composure and launched a verbal attack on Finebaum. One thing Saban claimed during his angry diatribe was that the officers who arrested the two Alabama players were resentful LSU fans.
Finebaum went on to confirm that Saban had “said the police officers were LSU fans”. Of course, the police department did not take well to the heated statement.
“I can tell you for a fact that the first officer on the scene is not an LSU fan,” MPD public information officer Chris Bates said to the Montgomery Advertiser. “He hates LSU. He doesn’t like the color yellow or purple and gold. In fact, he’s a Florida fan. If you mention LSU around him, he throws up in his mouth.
Bates did not deny that many members of the force do indeed support LSU, but claimed that it had nothing to do with the arrest.
“Most of our officers are LSU fans, but we have some who are Arkansas fans and Georgia fans and Alabama fans. And I’ll tell you this, the first officer did not even know those guys were players.”
“We enforce the law based on the law.”