Former Alabama star: Assistant coach sabotaged my NFL career
There’s some serious bad blood between two former members of the Crimson Tide.
Linebacker Adrian Hubbard, who played for Alabama from 2011-2013, took to Twitter on Tuesday to call out ex-linebackers coach Lance Thompson.
Hubbard contends that Thompson sabotaged his NFL career after the two butted heads in Tuscaloosa.
“Well he prolly has some buddies in the league and sure enough they believed him and started spreading rumors,” Hubbard wrote on social media. “Before the draft all these articles questioning my work ethic and etc started coming out.”
Hubbard makes several accusations in his post, including some that are best left alone. But the football-related ones include:
- Thompson repeatedly put down former linebackers coach Sal Sunseri.
- Thompson told Hubbard he would “make sure” Hubbard would not “make it.”
- Thompson’s substitutions were the reason ‘Bama fell to Auburn in 2013’s “Kick Six” game.
- Thompson told Hubbard he wouldn’t make it in the NFL if he left Alabama early.
The Georgia native went undrafted in 2014 despite mid-round projections.
“Team sources let me know that Hubbard wasn’t drafted because organizations questioned his personal makeup and had character concerns about him,” WalterFootball.com’s Charlie Campbell reported that year. “Even before the 2014 NFL Draft, WalterFootball.com heard from sources that Alabama didn’t make much of a pitch for him to come back for his senior year. On top of that, we’ve now heard that many with the Crimson Tide were happy for Hubbard to leave.”
Hubbard is currently looking for a job.
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Read Hubbard’s full post below (Warning: it includes mildly offensive language):