Paul Finebaum agrees with Nick Saban’s decision not to suspend defensive lineman Da’Shawn Hand if the player completes all the requirements of him.
On Thursday, the Alabama coach announced that Hand would take part in a 48-hour in-patient assessment, community service and a ride-along with police after the player was arrested for a DUI last Saturday. However, information came out later that Hand was asleep in a parked vehicle at the time of the arrest.
Saban made the right decision not suspending Da’Shawn Hand after his DUI arrest given the new information that Hand was not driving his car.
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) August 3, 2017
At first, Finebaum was critical of Hand, saying that the player should be suspended for at least the season opener against Florida State on Sept. 2 in Atlanta. This is a change of opinion for Finebaum, who clearly thinks Saban did the right thing here.