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Saban Apologizes For Slapping McCarron’s Butt

On Monday, we showed you video of Nick Saban slapping his backup quarterback on the rear during Saturday’s game with Mississippi State.  It was a typical “angry coach pops a kid on the butt as an encouragement/exclamation” moment.

Unfortunately — and this NO surprise at all — some twits were apparently offended by such violence… such uncontrolled rage.  So yesterday on his radio show, Saban offered an apology.

“A tap on the butt is a sign of encouragement,” Saban said.  “I was intense, but I was not angry with AJ (McCarron).  He didn’t have a problem with it.  We were laughing about it the next day.”

Saban didn’t need to apologize.  Coaches have slapped rears since the day someone first inflated a pigskin.  The fact that he did apologize shows that either:


1.  The anti-Saban crowd saw this as an opportunity to feign outrage and try to distract Alabama

or

2.  Americans are so thin-skinned these days that we’re offended by anything

or

3.  A lone nut or two posting video “evidence!” of bad behavior (in his/her view) can gain traction on the internet

or

4.  All of the above.


Saban slapped a kid’s rear! 

I would use another term of exclamation here, but I’m afraid I’ll offend someone and need to apologize.

Geez.

 


1 comments
sginn
sginn

4. All of the above. I'm with you..Geeez. They didn't raise this much Hell whenever Spurrier grabbed guys by the face mask, numerous times.

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