You’re forgiven if you weren’t watching the ‘Bama-Missouri game in its late stages, but if you weren’t, you may have missed this body slam performed by the Tide’s LaMichael Fanning.
Now one play doesn’t make a player a thug, or bad, or whatever, but in light of all the mouth noises Slive has made about player safety this year, you would think that suspending Fanning for a game would be a – forgive me here – slam dunk decision. I hadn’t said anything before now because I thought it was a pretty obvious call for the conference to make. So far, though, nothing but crickets from the SEC.
Then again, since Nick Saban has made Fanning apologize, maybe the conference has just decided to outsource its discipline. I will admit that Fanning is probably more afraid of his coach than the SEC commissioner.