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After a heated argument on-and-off the air between Paul Finebaum and Alabama head coach Nick Saban regarding that arrest of two Crimson Tide football players, Finebaum came to a new theory as to what Saban might think actually happened with the incident.

According to Finebaum, Saban thinks the arresting officers might have been LSU fans.
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"He indicated that the police were LSU fans, yeah," Finebaum said. "I think that’s accurate." (The Advocate)
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Within earshot of media, Saban launched into a four-letter tirade directed at Finebaum. In it, he used his fingers to note the small amount of marijuana found in the car and insinuated the arresting officers were disgruntled LSU fans. (AL.com)
Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson and defensive back Laurence "Hootie" Jones were both arrested on May 16th in Monroe, LA on charges of possession of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a stolen gun.

The charges were dropped by DA Jerry Jones who cited insufficient evidence in proving who was in possession of the gun and the drugs.

Article and video from the SEC Rant:

SEC Network's Paul Finebaum and Alabama head coach Nick Saban got into a heated argument on set at the SEC Media Days Wednesday while discussing the Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones situation.

Here is what it looked liked:

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The argument continued after the interview and Finebaum described the intense situation to the viewers once they came back from commercial break:
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"What you saw in camera was fairly tame to what Saban said to me afterwards," Finebaum said. "I was more struck by his anger off the air, just describing the atmosphere here. It was more hectic and more intense after the interview, then it was during the interview."
Here is footage from the argument during the commercial break:

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82 Comments
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Chris Warner95 months
Embarrassing
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OzChuffnugg95 months
Saban doesn't realize he is tarnishing his legacy. It is no debate that he will go down as one of the best coaches of all time. However, people will always say, "he was a hell of a football coach but was a miserable, unfriendly, unhappy man that burned every bridge he had." I guess Saban read the coaching advice book from Bob Knight and not John Wooden.
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2nd String95 months
Saban........ I will keep convicts on my team to keep winning. Nothing new here. Next
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Placebeaux95 months
Saban hates cops. He went to Kent State.
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wburrou95 months
He should have brought his daughter to punch Finebaum...she is a beast of a fighter! Classless family...the wonderful Whites of West Virginia.
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roger7995 months
Pretty irresponsible thing for Saban to say about the police, especially in this climate. I'm happy for him he has all of those championships to keep him worm, but he is a miserable excuse for a human being. Just a Grade A horse's arse.
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Sorry Coach, that's a straw man.
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1995 months
"I won't convict them in the media" Translation: "I can't lose players or I will lose football games" Nick has more height than integrity. He's where he belongs, for sure.
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earl keese95 months
Well said 19.
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Pepe Lepew95 months
The "intent" was not there, just like Hillary .....
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Mike da Tigah95 months
Bama Lives Matter
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udtiger95 months
frick you Nick. Those asswipes should be looking at prosecution. I sure hope they trace back the payoff to Jones to Alabama.
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BTRDD95 months
So Nick is now blaming the officers.
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hill durham95 months
im from Monroe, lived around the corner from the park.. They have closed that part at dark for years. They should not have even been there Fishy
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Camos981295 months
Nick Saban what do you expect they're from Louisiana.
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Oneforthemoney95 months
Well, one of the posters on the advocate article stated that he worked with one of the arresting officers for years and is a Florida fan, doesnt have a mean bone in their body. Normally, you smell weed, there is weed and if you have drugs, it is illegal to have a weapon in the vehicle.
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Gumbo195 months
Didn't read all the comments so sorry if this has already been said in one form or another. Saban was a total DICK in this interview and especially after. AND PAUL is a clostet Bama fan for those that are ill-informed. I really appreciate how Saban turned LSU into a winning program but his behavior in this interview has tarnished his integrity (to me). That said, this will be viewed as wrong by not Bama fans and by the rest of the world Saban was so wrong and old grumpy grandpa.
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JustinT3795 months
I thought he was cool, calm & collected during a heated exchange.
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Gumbo195 months
@JustinT37 I hope you are being sarcastic because if you are not, you are a dipshit.
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Ryan323295 months
"My players are not at fault for committing their crime. It was the officers doing their job who are at fault" -nick saban
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eugene1928LSU95 months
Thanks Paul, only one with the guts to challenge the guy who thinks he is a god.He should not be able to leave the gump state.
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Paul and Nick are around the same height when Paul is sitting.
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The Cool No 995 months
Well no shite Nick they were from Louisiana.
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