CBS broadcaster Verne Lundquist 'wasn't fond' of Alabama RB's 'high-five' attempt
Although the game was a blowout, the UT/Alabama affair provided some interesting drama towards the conclusion of the contest.
Once Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough scampered 85 yards for a touchdown, it appeared as if he taunted a Tennessee student with a high-five attempt.
The scene drew national attention — and included an interview with the fan in question.
While we don’t know for certain whether the ‘high-five’ was an attempt or a taunt, CBS broadcaster Verne Lundquist (who was calling the game) voiced his opinion on the incident — whilst speaking to the Monday Morning Quarterback Club in Birmingham, Ala. on Monday (per AL.com):
“I wasn’t fond of it. It was interesting to me because we both kind of took after him. It’s so unnecessary.I woke up and saw the interview with [the fan]. He was thrilled. I don’t know if I’d be thrilled if I got a gloved hand in my face. The kid thought he was trying to high-five him. OK, I’ll take the young man’s version for now. I just thought it was uncalled for. Gary’s speculation right away was that he had an “A” on his glove and he gave him a high-five. The kid’s hands were down here (pointing down), so high-fiving his nose, I guess.”
Do you agree with Lundquist? Was Scarbrough taunting the fan, or was it a sincere gesture?