I agree, kid is a punk.
Auburn's Nick Fairley: Cheap Shot Artist
I saw the hit to UGA's QB that was extremely late but that drag of his face-mask against the chin was sickening. Kid should be booted off the team. I've never seen anything that dirty, in college football, in my life.
Sorgi(?) with the adam's apple crush was the worst one I remember.
This is the same kid who knocked Mallet out of the game with a head shot when they played Arkansas. He also body slamed someone (Charles Martin style for those who remember) when they played LSU. This kid plays dirty when hes presented with a tough oppenent.
He has been conditioned to play dirty when they are in a tough game and his team has been rewarded without any repercussions. It seems like this is something that the coaches had to be aware of, yet they never took action.
I hope they come down on him hard for such repeat offenses, but don't count on the SEC to do anything.
Fairley's facemask was caught on the chinstrap of Murray. That was just unfortunate.
The helmet in the knee looked bad but it's hard to tell if it was intentional. That's a large man moving really fast with a lot of momentum.
The helmet square in the back of Murray well after he had gotten rid of the ball however...
Well, this is the same conference that produced such favorites as Brandon Spikes attempting to gouge the eyes of a Georgia player last season.
Would you say he doesn't play...fairly?
Thank you, sir.
then I saw your username...
wish I could +2 you.
The words Cheap and Auburn don't go together so well. Any program that pays between 100-180k for a QB is anything but cheap.
But now I understand, very dirty play
Hide your laptops.
Well at least she has the recourse to at least say, I was only retaliating for the cheap shots I was receiving from BYU and there were quite a few (doesn't make for as good a story I know and certainly doesn't justify her behavior). However, I'm fairly certain that Aaron Murray wasn't going around throwing elbows into this guy after the play or away from the ball. Though perhaps he should have been.
Wow...that video is ridiculous. I wonder how many games she was suspended...
She served a two game suspension at the beginning of the next season.
that chick could beat my ass.
...for their athleticism, of course.
pretty tough. Think we can get her on the field soon enough to backup Mouton just in case he can't go?
translates to "bad news" in Latin.
Look it up.
My friend who was a WR at Northwestern last year said Auburn was the dirtiest most disrespectful team he has ever played against.. after their bowl game last year.
We all know stuff happens in the piles etc.. but he said the amount of cheap shots and smack talk was unreal.. I so wish NW would of pulled it out in the end.
As for the story about how Fairley got into school, I find it funny that his high school principal said he doesn't have direct access to grades. In my experience at multiple schools, the principal ALWAYS has direct access to grades...and could easily get access if necessary.
That whole deal sounds shady.
The SEC should probably act to suspend Fairley beyond the first half of the next game. That was ridiculous.
That would be three of their starting DL suspended for the first half -- two others were tossed for throwing punches after Georgia decided to take the law into their own hands when Fairley's cheap shot went unpunished.
...and I honestly can't tell you which is the worst. They seem like an attempt to wound, an attempt to seriously injure, and an attempt to kabob (not in that order).
I actually watched that cheap shot from behind on tv, and what was just as sick was Danielson excusing the play because he is a high motor player and its hard for those types of players to check themselves.
The hit from behind was cheap but not deservant of a suspension. However, the helmet grinding the chin was dirty and clearly showed an intention to inflect pain. Its the SEC and they dont have a Jim Delaney overlooking everything so i doubt a suspension happens.
It's not just that the hit was late (which it obviously was) , it's that he used his damn helmet to spear the Georgia QB in the back. That's dirty, it has no place in the game of football.
What is up with the NCCA they nit pick yet allow some this kind of stuff. Fairley should be done for the year. We had just a touch of this Saturday when Kerrigan pulled Robinson's hair when they let the small stuff go it becomes bigger. The NFL would fine these players all we can do is sit them and they should.
fairley will be allowed to play as long as he has ESSSSS EEEEE SEEEE speed.
I thought Sparty player that dove into the back of Martin's legs was worse.
There may be some bias and bitterness in that thought.
Come on... It's not like he's a rocket scientist! He goes to Auburn.
They're ranked Number 1 - It's all good!
It's just SEC doing what they do best.
I really never had a dog in the Bama-Auburn rivalry until Saban showed up and turned Bama into "Infinite Scholarship State." So I disliked them for that. But man, Auburn is about as unlikeable an institution as there is this year. Bleh, that entire state sucks.
at the end of that post made mention of Kerrigan pulling hair in the Michigan game. I did see once instance where he gave a good yank on Denard's dreads. Didn't catch him do it again.
Didn't feel it worth making a stink over. If football players want to play with long hair, that kind of shit is going to happen. However, after seeing someone else bring it up, I was wondering if it happened more than once? Anyone?
It's one thing to be tackled by your hair during a play and another to have your hair yanked after the play is blown dead. The big thing that I had with it is it happened right front of the official that was blowing the whistle
Opponents have given late hits and cheap shots to Michigan all year. Sam Webb has said a few times, in a rather animated and disgusted voice on the radio, that Martin's injury was due to a dirty play from an MSU player. Denard, Tate, and most of the recievers have been hit so many times after they were already out of bounds this year that I am tempted to try and find out when they changed the rule to allow them.
I noticed plenty of late hits by Purdue, but for some reason, just as in most Michigan games, cheap hits aren't called unless they are so flagrant that they can't possibly be ignored. As with all of the coaches and teams at Michigan I can remember, Michigan doesn't retaliate. They stay classy and play clean.
I'm very glad for that, but part of me would like to see a few of the worst offenders get a little bit back once in awhile. I wish the refs would just do their jobs and penalize teams for late hits and twisting ankles in "the pile."
The hit on Martin was DEFINITELY dirty. The thing is, it wasn't even the combo work of an offensive lineman and a running back; those types of plays are somewhat understandable because the running back is looking for someone to hit but probably doesn't like to take on a 300-pounder up high.
The hit on Martin was when the center (I think) had him engaged up high and the left guard dove at his lower leg. I don't know if that's the accurate combination of offensive linemen, but it was two linemen, nonetheless. THAT'S dirty. Linemen know better.
Totally agree although since Martin has two high ankle sprains we can't deduce that that play is the reason he's currently limited.
A high / low block by two offensive lineman is never accidental. It is a blatant cheap shot in an effort to take some one out of the game. It leaves the D-Lineman in a susceptible position to either a knee or ankle injury.
I affirm all this. Don't know where you got the idea I didn't.
Having to compensate for a leg injury can cause further injuries as you put more strain on other muscles and joints with your altered stride.
I saw that (I believe it was after the play), and the LiveBlog exploded a bit. Nothing came of it, and while I think it might have been accidental to an extent, it definitely should be sent to the commissioner's office for review.
This guy should be gone. His coach says he has watched the plays over and over again and doesn't see anything wrong. Huh? Is he blind? If he had a classy bone in his body, he would suspend the kid and send a message. Apparently classy and Auburn go together like "going to class" and osu.
The article that states the principal doesn't have access to grades is a joke. I have served on several school boards over the years and the principal has access to anything they want, including grades. My guess is that the principal got a payment for the grade changes. Not like Auburn isn't willing to pay for talent.
If the Coach says he didn't see anything wrong then the Coach probably needs to be suspended as well. Don't see how anyone other then Auburn fans can root for them if they make Championship.
Here Fairley is body slamming the LSU and Louisiana Monroe QBs. http://www.thewizofodds.com/the_wiz_of_odds/2010/11/auburn-cheap-shot.html
Auburn has by far the dirtiest player in the NCAA and also have the laptop out the window throwing, money taking QB (allegedly...probably) who will probably win (and degrade...and eventually have to vacate) the heisman trophy. And what does the NCAA do? It gives Michigan a "major" sanction for extra stretching and coaching activities. Let's send Rosenberg to Alabama, he'll thank us later.
I wouldn't say this about anyone but I hope Nick Saban puts Marcell Dareus in as a full back on offense and tells him to "take care" of Fairley.
Are Chizik and Dantonio related?
Bama will beat Auburn IMO.
Is it just me or is anyone annoyed by Newton doing his LeBron impression after the game in the student section? So damn cocky.
The tiger nation was, at the very least perplexed by the Chizik hire couple years back.
They couldn't figure out what this guy brings to the table,maybe coach best attribute is the ability to turn his head.
"Dirty player" is putting it mildly. I think that "sociopath" is more accurate.
Those three plays were all awful. I could see the school (if not the league, if Auburn lacks the balls) MAYBE not suspending him for any one of those, but all of them together should result in multiple games off. I don't care if they're playing Alabama next.
Truly sickening. He could have paralyzed Murray by lowering his helmet and driving it directly into his back well after the play. To learn he has a history of this makes it worse.
I dislike Alabama b/c of Saban, but now I will be rooting for them in the Iron Bowl.
Makes the whole Mouton/Reckman thing from last year look like child's play.
He also could have paralyzed himself. I wouldn't be crying for him though.
This is far more a reflection of Chizik's (and by extension, Auburn's AD's) approach than even the dirtiness of his players (which is clear). For a guy who went 5-19 at Iowa St. and muddled through an 8-5 season with Auburn last year, I figured he either had naked pictures of somebody or did "something" that made him a desirable hire. My guess is that the decision was made the team lacked fire under Tuberville, and Chizik came in spouting toughness, grit, etc. and that working in the SEC. I never thought I'd say this, but I want Nick Saban and Alabama to beat a less classy opponent this weekend just so that karma works out.
Gene Chizik's partial season with Auburn does not cancel out all the douchebaggery of Nick Saban over several years at Alabama (and other places).
Saban is a jerk who treats his players like commodities, but I'm hard pressed to think of something he (or his players) have done that could have paralyzed someone. Honestly, I may be forgetting something, but this performance by Fairley was so over the top, there has to be some retribution.
Since Alabama already has two losses, and the SEC/Chizik aren't going to do anything (as far as I can tell), that's the best to hope for. I don't want to see a thug like Fairley celebrating anything.
Trust me, I hate Saban and what he stands for, but at least he's won at places and does seem to have some semblance of control over his players. To see the insanity surrounding this Auburn team and realize that Chizik has only been there about a year and a half makes it amazing what is going on there. Alabama already lost its two games, and I much rather have someone other than an undeserving (and most likely, ineligible) SEC team play for the MNC.
Dude is definately a thug
But he did this the whole game... Found this gif at a Bama board...
This guy is a piece of shit, and he shouldn't be surprised when someone gives him a cheapshot of his own. Yeah, CFB is big business these days, but going out with the specific intent to injure via cheapshot is disgusting. These are still kids we are talking about.
Clean, hard hits are part of the game, but there is no place for this kind of crap. If someone gets seriously injured by this kid when he should be suspended, someone should sue the NCAA for endorsing this kind of play.
Karma will come back to bite him in the ass. I hope Bama gives him an ass kicking. I do hope that Auburn beats Bama just because I hate Nick Saban. However, I will be pulling for USC (not that USC) against these thugs in a couple weeks during the SEC championship game.
There's no excuse for kind of stuff. I hope Alabama pounds their ass. I guess you have to maim or kill someone in the SEC to get suspended.
will be like Cowboys-Giants for me I hope to god that there can be some way where both teams lose.
should never be allowed to play another down in college football.
I am watching the the replay on CBS College sports right now and I read up a little more on Fairley. What is wrong with this kid and what has happened to Danielson.
Danielson should be fired. I know someone said this above about the spear hit.
Danielson (paraphrasing) : Hard for a guy to stop his motor. You want him to play hard and fast. Then you want him to be a nice guy.
Oh and later on, after a Georgia player on defense is down and Auburn crowd is booing, Danielson says "look at the sophistication of this crowd, they are booing because they think he is faking an injury." Sophistication for booing an injury. Are you kidding me? What has happened to this guy.
Was that last quote said in all seriousness? If so, wow. I also heard Danielson say a week ago that a Bama player who made up for a mistake made a "scholarship saving play" without the slightest bit of discomfort at the thought. Even under Saban, 1) most guys are given the option of being put on medical scholarship and 2) the guys who leave or are put on medical scholarship aren't contributors. In other words, unlike Danielson, even Saban hasn't been fine with kicking an underperforming contributor to the street.
You know. I am really not sure. I thought at first it was all seriousness, but he can't be that big of a douche, but he did say the earlier comments about the spear so I don't know. It sounded like he was serious.
Sadly it sounded completely serious. I think he was serious. I couldn't believe what I was hearing but then I remembered it's all about the EEESSSSS EEEEEEE SEEEEEE
Dude's a Class A d-bag. Nice sleuthing on the backstory.