Monroe Police spokesman takes issue with Nick Saban over 'LSU fans' comment
We’ve all heard about Nick Saban and Paul Finebaum’s fiery exchange at SEC Media Days on Wednesday that centered around the arrest of Crimson Tide players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones.
Reporters near the SEC Network picked up that Saban described the Monroe, La. police officers as disgruntled LSU fans. Finebaum later confirmed it to other reporters.
Monroe Police public information officer Chris Bates took exception with that description.
“I can tell you for a fact that the first officer on the scene is not an LSU fan,” Bates told The Advertiser’s Glenn Gulibeau Wednesday afternoon. “He hates LSU. He doesn’t like the color yellow or purple and gold. In fact, he’s a Florida fan. If you mention LSU around him, he throws up in his mouth. Most of our officers are LSU fans, but we have some who are Arkansas fans and Georgia fans and Alabama fans. And I’ll tell you this, the first officer did not even know those guys were players.”
Another twist in the biggest story from SEC Media Days so far.