The drama in the Alabama football program this week has made headlines, but it’s probably nothing compared to the drama Bo Scarbrough sees every day on the Lifetime channel.
Alabama’s emerging star at running back apparently has an obsession with Lifetime and its murder mystery shows, according to AL.com’s Matt Zenitz. A lot of the time, he’d rather watch those instead of a football game.
“My family gets mad at me sometimes,” Scarbrough said. “They’ll be watching football, and I’ll come in and flip the channel to Lifetime. It’s my getaway from football time.”
Scarbrough watches the often sappy, sentimental channel as a way to unwind mentally. It helps him relax amidst all the pressure that comes with being a former 5-star running back for the Crimson Tide.
The tailback said he’ll sometimes watch for as long as six hours at a time. It’s addictive.
“If you watch one show on there, you’re going to want to watch another one,” he said.
The sophomore had 180 rushing yards and a touchdown against Washington in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. If he puts together another performance like that against Clemson in the national championship, maybe other Alabama players will start flipping the channel to Lifetime too.
Alabama plays Clemson for the title in Tampa, Fla., on Monday. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN.