Arkansas’ Bret Bielema appears to instigate penalty against Alabama
Viewers of the Alabama-Arkansas game on Saturday night might remember a key personal foul penalty called on Tide lineman Cam Robinson.
The foul — which occurred after Jake Coker’s second interception — put Arkansas on Alabama’s 12-yard-line, and the Razorbacks quickly scored to take a 7-3 lead into half.
But new video evidence has emerged that casts some doubt upon Robinson’s supposed infraction.
Late Sunday night, Pelham (Ala.) High School coach Anthony Jacks posted a clip to Twitter that shows Arkansas coach Bret Bielema going out of his way to make contact with Robinson before flopping backwards.
An official near the sideline immediately throws a flag, and Bielema begins dancing in celebration while yelling, “Oh! Yeah!”
Another angle was tweeted out by Sports Talk with Mattingly host Bo Mattingly that gives a different perspective on the play.
Both angles are shown below:
— Anthony Jacks (@Coach_Jacks) October 12, 2015
Was able to get another video angle that shows Cam Robinson's personal foul. Doesn't look like a Bret Bielema flop. pic.twitter.com/nCilLLbsWz
— Bo Mattingly (@SportsTalkwBo) October 12, 2015
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey has talked with Bielema about the play and issued a statement on Tuesday.
Statement from SEC commissioner Greg Sankey on Bret Bielema/Alabama play. pic.twitter.com/F3HRbBR87P
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonCBS) October 13, 2015