Georgia football, thankfully, isn’t in the drama surrounding Jermaine Burton and the poor Tennessee fan that caught his wrath last Saturday. This entire situation has gotten taken to another level because of the power of social media.
By now, you’ve hopefully seen the video and the countless tweets about the situation after Tennessee upset the Tide. If not, Tennessee fans were storming the field, and a young lady walked by Burton, and the video shows him allegedly striking her without reason. The video really was not a good look for the Alabama receiver, and since then, the post has gone viral, and fans demanded something happen.
Of course, Alabama head coach Nick Saban says they are reviewing the situation, but will it result in a single-game suspension or more? We all get frustrated after losing an emotional game, but allegedly doing something like this is taking it too far.
A former Georgia football receiver faces the consequences for his reckless decision after the Vols game.
Burton transferred to Alabama from Georgia after the national championship — maybe it was for the best. We’re not hounding on his character or suggesting anything, but from an outside perspective, I’m glad Georgia isn’t dealing with this kind of situation.
Here are hopefully two different angles of the situation, or it’s two separate altercations that make it a little worse. Regardless, he should have never put his hands on a female fan because that is crossing the line that no football player should.
What was he thinking? Did he genuinely think in today’s society that, no one would have this on video? Everything gets recorded, so fans finding out does not come as a surprise because everyone has a camera, and that game was historic. Like he should have just walked off the field, but instead, it seems his emotions got the best of him.
Assault should not be taken lightly. Burton is too talented to be in a situation like this, but here he is. He should serve more than a game suspension, and Burton should face his consequences head-on because none of this is okay.