Alabama wide receiver Jermaine Burton allegedly slapped a female Tennessee fan on the field following Saturday’s game while heading toward the locker room.
In a video circulating on social media, the female fan who rushed the field after the game appeared to get slapped by Burton.
Jermaine Burton smacking a girl in the head after the game pic.twitter.com/6DeqPYJ5WK
— Legends of Lindsey Nelson (@VolCreatures) October 18, 2022
Alabama head coach Nick Saban released a statement after the video went viral.
Nick Saban’s statement on Jermaine Burton, who allegedly struck a female Tennessee fan as he left the field on Saturday night after Alabama’s loss pic.twitter.com/X0yUIE0SPR
— zach ragan (@zachTNT) October 19, 2022
College football fans are calling for Burton to be suspended and punished.
If the SEC can suspend Jauan Jennings for allegedly stepping on a Vanderbilt player with 0 video proof, then Jermaine Burton better be suspended for 3+ games for being caught in 4k hitting a woman
— ً (@ClasslessVol) October 19, 2022
Uhhh that is the definition of assault. Someone needs to take a serious look into this. Whomever that person is that he did this to must come forward. KPD needs to check into this as does @GregSankey and the @SEC @AlabamaFTBL you've an issue https://t.co/WE8lzoXHSR
— TNAttorney (@TNAttorney84) October 18, 2022
This is straight up unprovoked assault. Couldn't even find a male to vent on cause he already spent 4 quarters having tennessee boys whoop his ass and he knew better. https://t.co/YtXwO7RFki
— Red Dead Jefe (@Ya_Boy_Jefe) October 19, 2022
Wow what a class act from a Bama player. @AlabamaFTBL
Should be charged with assualt. https://t.co/oKseDBunMT
— Nathan (@ndl1324) October 18, 2022