Alabama’s LaMichael Fanning can expect a suspension in the near future.
The redshirt freshman defensive lineman absolutely annihilated a helpless Missouri running back during the final minutes of No. 1 Bama’s 42-10 win in Columbia on Saturday.
Fanning, who is listed at 6’7″ and 298 pounds, shed a block on an inside handoff to freshman running back Russell Hansbrough, snatched the little man, bear-hugged him, and then lifted him up and slammed him over his head backwards. That’s what we call a suplex in wrestling.
Fanning received an unnecessary roughness penalty for crushing the 5’9″ 180-pounder, and as you could hear Gary Danielson and Verne Lundquist saying on CBS, SEC commissioner Mike Slive will likely punish the man for the play.
Fanning hasn’t seen much action this season, but there’s little doubt he got his coaches’ attention with that play.