VIDEO: Alabama Receiver Jermaine Burton Accused Of Striking Tennessee Fan In Viral TikTok Video
A Tiktok video about an Alabama wide receiver has gone viral, following a game in which the Tennessee Volunteers shocked the college football world by beating the Crimson Tide 52-49. The video, reportedly posted by a girl named Emily Isaacs, claims to show Alabama player Jermaine Burton walking off the field as a sea of Vols fans rush the field after the game and allegedly striking a female fan as the two were walking by one another. Isaacs captioned the video, “Jermaine Burton smacking me in the head while walking past him after their loss Saturday.” Isaacs added the #ouch hashtag along with a thumbs-up emoji. Alabama head coach Nick Saban issued a statement acknowledging the reports.
“We are aware of the situation with Jermaine Burton as he was exiting the field Saturday,” Saban said. “We are currently working to gather more information.”
When speaking to ESPN, officials emphasized the importance of having rules regarding the field access policy.
“It was a great scene, but it’s also a recipe for disaster when you have emotional players walking off the field and fans running by them and celebrating.”
The spirited game was a shootout to start the second half. The Tide had no answer for the Vols offense, but its quarterback Bryce Young kept the game within reach by providing a spark for the offense. In the end, the game came down to who had the last possession. Vols quarterback Hendon Hooker marched the team down the field after back-to-back chunk plays to set up a game-winning field goal. Saturday night marked the first time since 2006 that the Volunteers had beaten the Crimson Tide. It also marks the first time the Tide has been beaten in the Nick Saban era.
After fans rushed the field, the goalposts were ripped down and carried out of the stadium and through the streets of Knoxville. The SEC issued a $100,000 fine to the school for its second offense under the league’s field access policy.
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