Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson and safety Hootie Jones were arrested earlier this year and charged with felony firearm possession. While the charges have been dropped, people still feel it is okay to criticize head coach Nick Saban for not suspending either of the players, especially his starting left tackle, for the season opener against USC.
One person that called Saban out on that is SEC Network host Paul Finebaum, but he did it face to face when the coach joined the set of SEC Now at the Media Day press conference on Wednesday. The two then had a heated battle of words with both making very good cases for Robinson to be and not to be suspended for the season opener.
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Saban makes a good case for him not to suspend the two players since they aren’t going to be legally charged and he also made the point that it is not illegal to have concealed weapons in a vehicle in the state of Louisiana, where the two players were arrested. Saban questioned why they were arrested, but the other two in the car were not.
Finebaum later struck back saying that if the Crimson Tide opened the season against a weaker team, they would have been sitting out the game, which may or may not be true. There still seems to be a lot of questions that were left unanswered, but the fact of the matter is that Nick Saban punished Robinson and Jones internally by sending them through a rehab program and forcing them to do community service.
Despite criticism, Saban and the Crimson Tide are ready to sweep this whole ordeal under the rug and defend their national championship this year.