The video shows Alabama WR Jermaine Burton breaking down a quarterback.
Alabama manager Nick Saban said in a statement Wednesday that “we are aware of Jermaine Burton’s condition as he left the stadium on Saturday and are currently working to gather more information.
Emily Isaacs posted a video on her TikTok account saying “I’m shaking my head after Jermaine Button died on Saturday,” along with the hashtag #ouch. Tennessee’s win sparked a celebration in Knoxville as it was their first win over Alabama since 2006 and their first win over a Saban-led Crimson Tide team.
The fans stormed the pitch and scored a goal within minutes. The SEC fined Tennessee $100,000 for the second site access violation.
A third offense will result in a fine of $250,000. “So we have those rules,” an SEC official told ESPN on Wednesday. “It’s a beautiful scene, but it’s also a path to tragedy as emotional players run off the field and fans run to celebrate.”
Typically, in these cases, the SEC allows shareholders to review and share potential restrictions before they become involved.
Alabama thrived as a running back as opposed to sprinting across the field after passing down the road. In fact, it wasn’t until we lost 24-21 to LSU 12 years ago that a road loss to Alabama didn’t lead to a quick touchdown on the field.
A year ago, fans cleared the stadium after Alabama beat Texas A&M 41-38 at Kyle Field, and as police tried to get Saban off the field, a runner ran down the road and hit him in the head of the font. Shavan almost fell and collapsed soon after.