Saban reveals Cam Robinson's status at SEC Media Days
Stunningly, Alabama head coach Nick Saban was not asked about junior offensive lineman Cam Robinson during his televised Q&A with the media in the main ballroom at SEC Media Days. The Tide coach wasn’t so lucky after his televised interview, as reporters did inquire about Robinson following his offseason arrest.
When asked about Robinson, Saban indicated his punishment would be handled internally.
Saban also claimed that there is more information that is not public.
Saban: Facts we have about Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones are different than advertised.
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) July 13, 2016
Nick Saban’s comments on Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones pic.twitter.com/pfGIVQ2AYf
— Ryan C. Fowler (@RyanCFowler) July 13, 2016
“I think that the facts we have are a little different than sort of were advertised,” Saban said. “Both players have done a significant amount of things to change their behavior internally, whether it was police ride-around, whether it was community service for juvenile groups that need positive role models and influence to make better choices and decisions.
“So we have viewed this as, if these guys do these things to change their behavior and help these other people, and that is ongoing, if they continue to do that, that will be how this matter is handled internally.”
But the only news in regards to Robinson that Alabama fans likely care about was answered, as Saban revealed he does not have any plans to suspend Robinson heading into the season – so long as he does what is being asked of him internally:
Saban says if star LT Cam Robinson does what is asked internally by Bama he won't miss any playing time.
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) July 13, 2016
In what has become the norm under Saban, Alabama opens the season in a neutral site game against a tough non-conference opponent Week 1. As the Crimson Tide’s season kicks off against USC Sept. 3 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, it appears very likely Robinson will be in the starting lineup.