Nick Saban, Paul Finebaum have heated exchange over Cam Robinson discipline

Nick Saban, Paul Finebaum have heated exchange over Cam Robinson discipline

Things got heated on the SEC Network stage Wednesday morning in Hoover.

Nick Saban and Paul Finebaum sparred over the decision to not suspend Cam Robinson or Hootie Jones following their May 17 arrest. The exchange continued into the commercial break in a ballroom full of reporters covering SEC Media Days.

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.

It ended with a few laughs from everyone on set as Saban exited. See video of the moment above.

On air, Saban started by saying he didn’t care about critics offering views.

“If they really did something wrong, they would have been charged with something,” Saban said.

Finebaum called that “debatable.”

“Do we condone the behavior? No,” Saban said to Finebaum. “But you’re innocent until you’re proven guilty in this country regardless if you get convicted in the media or not, which is what you’re doing.”

Finebaum responded by asking why he was not suspending either player.

“Because I’m not going to convict him in public,” Saban said. “I was going to get criticized by you and the public and the media because I’m not going to suspend him and I don’t really care about that. That’s the end of the conversation.”

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12 Responses

  1. Josh Hamilton says:

    Can’t hear.

  2. dusjamrou says:

    Angry midget is angry.

  3. Tom McMahan says:

    Got better audio?

  4. Judah Richardson says:

    Anyone else thought the dude moving Finebaum’s chair was about to throw him
    off stage lol?

    FWIW I agree with Saban. We need to stop trying people in the court of
    public opinion and trust the justice system. No charges or Title IX issues
    = no suspensions.


  5. chap 117 says:

    Both guys are assholes.

  6. Hoova29 says:

    I think Nick Saban is mad because he’s short.

  7. RollOnToVictory says:

    I can’t hear anything…. probably Nick and Paul just exchanging fishing

  8. mcsadapted says:

    Bald asshole and short asshole are assholes.

  9. allaboutNDIRISH says:

    “how dare you criticize me for lacking integrity”…

  10. MrTropics64 says:

    What a crap video. And this is considered news worthy?

  11. drwinstonOboogi says:

    He’s an angry elf

  12. Eldorado Walters says:

    I’m surprise that nick saban didn’t knock you know what out of Paul
    Finebaum. I would have punch paul finebaum in the mouth!