Nick Saban Addresses Video of Tennessee Fan Allegedly Shoved by Alabama Wide Receiver Jermaine Burton

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    An unfortunate incident allegedly occurred during the postgame celebration after Tennessee’s win over Alabama on Saturday.

    The story regarding Alabama wide receiver Jermaine Burton allegedly making contact with a Tennessee fan during the postgame celebration has continued to gain steam on Wednesday morning. The video was originally released by Tik Tok user Emily Isaacs on Tuesday evening and appears to show her incident of getting shoved by Burton in slow motion.

    The video shows Isaacs making her way across the south endzone towards the field, presumedly coming from the Tennessee student section or a surrounding area. The incident looks to occur just behind the checkerboard section of the endzone.

    “Jermaine Burton smacking me in the head while walking past him after their loss Saturday,” Isaacs said in the caption.

    Isaacs’ video was then screen recorded and posted to Twitter by Legends of Lindsey Nelson on Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. ET. Since being posted to Twitter, the video has garnered more than 850,000 views in the first 18 hours.

    On Wednesday morning, Alabama head coach Nick Saban addressed the incident regarding wide receiver Jermaine Burton through a released statement.

    “We are aware of the situation with Jermaine Burton as he was exiting the field Saturday,” the release stated. “We are currently working to gather more information.”

    Additionally, Saban also briefly addressed the situation during his Wednesday morning phone call on the SEC Coaches teleconference. Saban was asked about his thoughts on the idea of storming the field considering how frequent of a thing it is following Alabama losses.

    “It’s a difficult situation,” Saban said about the potential danger of storming the field. “It’s a difficult situation for the league, it’s a difficult situation for all of us that are in this situation. We certainly don’t condone any mistreatment of anybody, whether they should or shouldn’t be there. I think you’ve got to have respect for other people. But, at the same time, it’s a difficult situation for all of us.”

    According to Outkick’s Trey Wallace on Wednesday, Isaacs had no further comment on the incident and there is currently no further detail surrounding the video.

    The Tik Tok account where the original video was posted has been switched to private.

    Alabama is set to host Mississippi State coming up this Saturday, Oct. 22, at 7:00 p.m. ET.

    Rocky Top Insider will update this story regarding any further details being released.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.