Alabama wide receiver Jermaine Burton will not be punished for his actions last week.
After Tennessee beat Alabama, Burton was caught on video appearing to slap a female Vols fan in the head.
Jermaine Burton smacking a girl in the head after the game pic.twitter.com/6DeqPYJ5WK
— Legends of Lindsey Nelson (@VolCreatures) October 18, 2022
Saban promised to look into the incident earlier this week via a statement.
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
Apparently, Burton was not suspended but has to see anger management counselors.
ESPN’s Chris Fowler says Alabama has Jermaine Burton working with anger-management counselors and Nick Saban hopes Burton will learn to control his emotions better. Fowler cited Burton’s retaliation penalty against Texas A&M in addition to the post-Tennessee incident.
— Mike Rodak (@mikerodak) October 23, 2022
Burton went on to start in team’s game on Saturday and fans were furious with Saban.
Saban was blasted by fans for allowing Burton to not only play but start the game.
Nick Saban starting Jermaine Burton after what he did post Tennessee game is not a good look…
— TStorm (@TStorm106) October 23, 2022
Says a lot about Nick Saban allowing Burton to play tonight after hitting a Tn Fan
— Michael Latta (@mickey196381) October 23, 2022
Jermaine Burton is playing for Bama tonight? Am I the only one that thinks this is insane?!
At best, he shoved a female fan last week. At worst he punched her.
I dont care if she was on the field or not.
This is embarrassing for Nick Saban.
Why is no else talking about this?
— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) October 23, 2022
Still cannot believe Nick Saban and @AlabamaFTBL let Jermaine Burton play this game and get away with hitting a female.. what does this teach. Regardless of TN fans storming the field. You still respect a woman and keep your hands off of them. #disappointed
— Wayne Giles (@wgiles200) October 23, 2022
So disappointed in Nick Saban. Letting #3 Burton play after hitting a girl after the Tennessee game speaks volumes. Lack of class on Saban’s part
— Michael Copeland (@MikeC1963) October 23, 2022
Born and raised in Tuscaloosa, and graduated from BAMA. I will not stand with what Saban is doing/allowing. How does Jermaine Burton walk out on that field, and START?! Mark my word. Nick and BAMA will pay for this blatant lack of discipline and poor leadership. @AlabamaFTBL
— RollCowboysRoll (@MusicU_Ent) October 23, 2022
Nick Saban condones Violence against women. Burton should not have touched that girl under no circumstance. That just shows that winning is more important to Saban than doing the right thing. One of our players was suspended for hitting a man that basically broke into his house.
— James Pasch (@JamesPasch3) October 23, 2022