Alabama is currently investigating charges surrounding wide receiver Jermaine Buton after he was caught on camera appearing to hit two Tennessee fans on the field as he returned to the visitors’ locker room.
“We are aware of the situation with Jermaine Burton as he left the field on Saturday,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said in a statement obtained by DailyMail.com. “We are currently collecting more information.”
Emily Isaacs, who was at the celebrations that saw the home crowd storm the field after Tennessee’s epic 52-49 win, shared a video on social media of Burton hitting her with his left hand after trying to get around him.
In total shock, the ‘Volunteers’ fan suddenly stops and turns, looking in the direction of the former Georgia player, while not looking back.
“Jermaine Burton hit me in the head as she walked past him after their loss Saturday,” Isaacs captioned her TikTok clip along with a thumbs up. It was shared online on Tuesday evening, almost three days after the game.
Tennessee fan Emily Isaacs was shot on Saturday when she was hit by Alabama wide receiver Jermaine Burton after a 52-49 loss to the Crimson Tide.
Isaacs, who majors in business administration, captioned the video: “Jermaine Burton hit me in the head as I walked past him after their loss on Saturday.”
She was among a massive crowd of Tennessee fans who rushed onto the field after the win
Jermaine Burton previously played for Georgia (pictured in 2021) before transferring to ‘Bama
DailyMail.com has reached out to the University of Alabama and Jermaine Burton for comment, but has not heard anything yet.
Isaacs has so far declined to comment on the incident, but she has confirmed her identity to Outkick.
Coincidentally, another Tennessee fan also experienced Burton’s wrath and was stunned by the collegiate athlete’s actions.
‘Oh my God! Oh my God!” said the fan, known as JoJo, in his TikTok video.
Like Isaacs, he made his way through a crowd of orange—Tennesee’s colors—before Burton appeared to have hit him with his right hand.
“Jermaine Burton was so mad he had to hit me after the loss,” JoJo captioned the clip, along with a crying face emoji.
It is unclear whether he was hit before or after Isaacs.
“I was told he also hit a girl on the head afterwards,” he said of the incident, according to the New York Post.
The Volunteer, a Tennessee fan account on Twitter, condemned the player for making “deliberate contact with the head of a female Tennessee fan.”
“Completely unnecessary behavior from Burton,” the tweet read.
Meanwhile, the SEC has fined Tennessee $100,000 for the wild, field-storming celebration after Saturday’s win that saw both fans storming into Neyland Stadium.
The league announced on Sunday the fine for the school’s second violation of its competition site access policy. The first came after a basketball game against Florida in 2006.
The third-ranked Volunteers knocked out Alabama’s No. 6 with a field goal on the final round of play, ending a run of 15 games against the Tide. Fans even stormed the field, tore open one of the goalposts and tossed it into the Tennessee River.
Burton (3) catches a pass against the Tennessee Volunteers defense, Christian Charles (14)
Tennessee goalposts were removed from the field after the outrage over their southern rivals
Defensive defender Jordan Battle looks dejected as he leaves the field after losing his squad
Tennessee turned to crowdsourcing to pay for replacement goalposts. More than $18,000 had been raised by Sunday afternoon. Sports director Danny White tweeted: ‘We had fun, didn’t we?’ and asked fans to “help us.”
The SEC’s policy states that “access to competition areas shall at all times be limited to participating student athletes, coaches, officials, support staff and persons with appropriate qualifications.”
For the safety of both competitors and spectators, spectators are not allowed to enter the competition area at any time before, during or after a match. It is the responsibility of each affiliated institution to implement procedures to ensure compliance with this policy.’
A third violation and after that would cost Tennessee $250,000.