Apparently, Alabama defensive back Minkah Fitzpatrick missed Tua Tagovailoa’s game-winning pass against Georgia for a funny reason.
As relayed by SEC Network’s Paul Finebaum on Wednesday, Fitzpatrick told ESPN’s Mike Golic and Trey Wingo that he missed the National Championship Game’s final play because he was, well, relieving himself.
Yes, you can’t time when you have to go. And on occasion, that timing can be a little off.
Minkah Fitzpatrick told @GolicAndWingo he missed the game-winning TD pass in OT because he was in the porta potty.
We want to know, what's the best life moment that you #justmissed?
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) January 10, 2018
Sure, Fitzpatrick might have missed Tagovailoa’s 41-yard touchdown pass to DeVonta Smith, a play that should be remembered in Tuscaloosa for a long, long time. But you can bet he likely heard the roar that resulted from the play. Here’s guessing he had plenty of time to celebrate, and the replay of the scene will be shown over and over in the coming months and years.
Still, you never know what you might miss by taking care of a necessary life function. In this case, Fitzpatrick missed a rather huge moment.