SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey announced today that Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema will not be disciplined for his brief interaction with Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson during last weekend’s game. Sankey’s announcement came via a statement, which was reported by Kevin McGuire of NBC Sports’ College Football Talk.
Bielema was caught on video apparently exaggerating contact received from Robinson on a play that ran out of bounds, making it look as though Robinson had shoved him. Robinson drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, but Alabama ultimately won 27-14. Video of the incident can be seen below.
Sankey’s statement read as follows:
“I visited with Bret over the phone on Monday and we discussed the play that has now become widely reviewed through a brief video clip,” Sankey said in a released statement. “Football is played in an intense competitive environment and I reminded him of the need for head coaches to resolve with their own players issues that may arise, which was his intent. The unsportsmanlike penalty assessed on the play was not directly associated with Bret’s efforts to intervene at the end of the play and we are moving forward in a positive manner.”
That appears to be the end of the matter, but Campus Sports will update this story if anything changes.
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