Alabama coach Nick Saban said today LaMichael Fanning showed “very, very poor judgment” when he tackled Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough by picking him up and slamming him into the turf Saturday in the Tide’s 42-10 win. Fanning was flagged for a personal foul penalty on the play.
“He’s a young player excited about playing in game,” Saban said. “He made a very, very poor judgment. Something we don’t condone. It’s not how we want players to play.”
A 6-foot-7, 298-pound redshirt freshman defensive lineman, Fanning will face internal discipline, and Saban said that includes writing letters of apology to Hansbrough and Missouri coach Gary Pinkel.
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