Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Alabama had some help preparing for LSU running back Leonard Fournette and it involved a former Crimson Tide player.

According to AL.com, former Alabama and NFL running back Trent Richardson was used to simulate Leonard Fournette on the Crimson Tide scout team last week.

The website also reports that former Alabama quarterback John Parker Wilson was used to play the role of LSU's Danny Etling.
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While Wilson played the role of LSU quarterback Danny Etling, Richardson mimicked Tigers star running back Leonard Fournette, whom Alabama ended up limiting to 35 yards on 17 carries during its 10-0 win over LSU.

Richardson, a Heisman Trophy finalist in 2011 and a former top-five NFL draft pick, has been out of football since the Baltimore Ravens released him in early August.

He recently worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs.

"I think Trent gave a pretty good look, and John Parker, too," Alabama cornerback Marlon Humphrey said. "I tackled Trent this week, man. That's a big guy, man. It's also pretty cool just to go against those guys, knowing what they've done for the program."
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30 Comments
Who cares about this gump?
Reply53 months
Really really really disgusting with what 80- 90 players you have to stoop that low to have a couple of washed up former players to simulate another team players .
Reply53 months
That washed up player probably ran for over 35 yards tho.
53 months
10-0
Reply53 months
unbelievable. that's illegal. they can't have a summer job, but the ncaa allows NFL guys to practice with them. who makes the rules?
Reply53 months
LSU should have been notified of this.
Reply53 months
how the hell is this not illegal?
Reply53 months
If anyone can simulate a 2 yard average it's Trent Richardson
Reply53 months
Ouch...
53 months
Ironic huh. Guess they were practicing for a bust with a bust. Simulate an overrated RB with an overrated RB.
53 months
ZINNNNNGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!
53 months
Im surprised Harbauugh didnt come up with this first.
Reply53 months
What the hell else did he have to do that day?
Reply53 months
Damn. Wish LSU could get Michael Brockers, Kevin Minter, Mingo, Dorsey and Montgomery on a scout team.
Reply53 months
That would have been the right mix to push the OL around, and prep them truly for what they saw Sat night...
53 months
It might be legal but it's completely unethical.
Reply53 months
If Tim Tebow has a sex change operation, could the tigers draft him?
Reply53 months
He identifies as a college player.
53 months
Imagine this becoming an NFL alternative to help players who already graduated continue practicing to get to the league. A team with enough money, aka Bama, fielding a scout team entirely made up of former Bama athletes and NFL players. Lol you know Tebow is already excited about returning to Florida to relive his glory days.
Reply53 months
We couldn't do that, because our best former players have to prepare for Sundays.
Reply53 months
And I can go ahead and guess what will stop this one day...a severe injury and ex-player sues University.
Reply53 months
Do what you got to do to win... I like it.
Reply53 months
College Football is out of control. Coaches and former players should not be allowed to practice. It is a competitive advantage for those schools with good former players. Can you pay guys to have extra players practice? Scholarship limits are suppose to keep things competitive. Also not what college athletics is suppose to be about. We can't pay players who generate millions of $$$ for the school. But if former players want to practice for free be my guest! Each Big Ten School will generate over 35 Million dollars in revenue from the conference alone starting in 2018. Remember when Jim Delaney said they would go Division III if they had to pay players? Laughable! Over signing, poor treatment of players, and rules like this make me think college football is headed in the wrong direction.
Reply53 months
Wow man, Saban is so far ahead of everyone else it hurts.
Reply53 months
How is that legal???????
Reply53 months
Trent doing everything he can to be relevant again. Back to Bama, the only time he was worth a sh!t.
Reply53 months
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