Alabama coach Nick Saban showed a golf ball-sized bruise on his right arm that he allegedly suffered from Texas A&M fans rushing onto the field after the No. 1 in the Alabama was stunned 41-38 on October 9.
Following the arrest of several fans for throwing debris on the field during a game between Tennessee and Ole Miss, reporters asked Saban if the SEC could do more to protect coaches and fans.
“I don’t think that’s my question that really needs to be answered,” Saban said. “I’ve said it before, we’re in the entertainment business, there are a lot of people who come to games, they have a lot of passion and enthusiasm for what they’re doing. I hope that as a that institutions and fans, we will always do this in a positive way. “
“I still have a big bruise on my arm here from what happened after the Texas A&M game and I can still look at that as a reminder of what it’s like to be in this situation and motivate me to try to do a better job with our players, ”continued Saban.
The SEC fined the Aggies $ 100,000 for fans who rushed to the field after the historic victory. A video also went viral showing state soldiers escorting Saban to the locker room during the chaos and featuring a fan being kicked to the ground when she approached the Alabama head coach.
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