AJ McCarron Says He "Sacrificed A Lot" for Saban and Alabama, Goes on Twitter Rant

May 12, 2014 at 11:26a    by DJ Byrnes    
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AJ McCarron indicated in the lead up to the draft that "a lot" of NFL teams had told him he was a first round pick. The former Alabama signal caller then slid all the way to the Cincinnati Bengals with the 164th pick in the fifth round.

ESPN and the NFL Network both reported during the draft that McCarron "rubbed teams the wrong way," and even suggested his reality TV show with girlfriend Katherine Webb was a red flag.

Well, it appears McCarron is fed up. From Al.com:

On Saturday, Savage asked McCarron what he had been working on since his final game at Alabama.

"I've been working on the whole game itself, my footwork, arm slot," he explained. "A lot of people don't realize I wasn't healthy at Alabama. I sacrificed a lot to play for coach (Nick) Saban and that university. I played through a lot of injuries, and we never leaked it because that's just the way it is.

"I played through a lot and just always tried to fight through for my teammates and my team and the University of Alabama."

Naturally, fans of "that university" took this as some sort of slight. AJ responded by unleashing another one of his rants on Twitter:

I assume AJ got a frantic call from his agent this morning informing him it's time to log off.  


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FROMTHE18's picture

don't get why 'He With Horrific Chest Tattoo' is so upset. He's in the NFL now, he should be happy and let people say what they want. He is going to get eaten alive by the NFL media if he can't develop some thick skin.

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Jack Fu's picture

He's upset because he said something innocuous ("I played through a lot of undisclosed injuries and that might have affected my draft stock") and a bunch of crazy Alabam fans on twitter got all "he's breaking ranks against the team how dare he question the lord thy saban TRAITOR," on him, because people on twitter are assholes.

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Unky Buck's picture

People in Alabama have the internet?

...

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BierStube's picture

 

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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OSUStu's picture

The hell?  Since when is Stu a hillbilly name?  Haha.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

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Knarcisi's picture

Yep.  Some can even read it. 

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Oyster's picture

I'm pretty sure the Devil invented social media just to entertain himself.

R.I.P. Otsego

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osu07asu10's picture

Yeah, me thinks AJ is gonna be just fine...

 

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

I creamed right in my pink thong watching those cheeks switch. I heard she was fine but had no clue she actually had a decently thick ass I could appreciate. In other news my 6 year old son is suing you for posting internet pornography. Checks in the mail.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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krazy12's picture

I have never seen her before this. Her face freaks me out..

"If you are going to win any battle, you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do... the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
-General George S. Patton

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BUCKSOMIES's picture
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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

My thoughts exactly....She has a face?

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

As long as he doesn't mind being with an attention starved, undoubtedly high maintenance, twice a year O face girl, who likely is always looking over her shoulder for a higher draft pick. But that is a nice azz, I must admit.

Poison nuts's picture

The picture of him crying to go with this story is yet another reason I love 11W...details!

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

Why not the picture of him showing Money signs after out dueling Johnny in College Station?

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

BierStube's picture

Easy AJ ... time to let it go man.  You have a great girl (at least Musberger thinks so), a chance to play in the NFL, and the only problem I see is you will be making less money than you did while at Bama!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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Hovenaut's picture

Had he went with "That THAR University" I think he would communicated clearly to the the 'Bama brethren.

Dag nab it, AJ. You done did it now.

"Success...it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes

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osu07asu10's picture

You done did it now.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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warosu's picture

Awww hell nawww cuzin

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Nick_Satan's picture

I don't feel sorry for him one bit. all the SEC fans, BAMA Fans, and media all Kissed his Ass and worshiped the ground he walked on the last few years. and was pretty much protected by the SEC Bias and hypocrisy. Now that they are done with him its Too-daafucking-Loo. Did you really expect anything else AJ.

I am German so english is not my first language. Even though grammar Nazi's like to point out my mistakes all the time. It makes them feel better about them self.

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route4buckeye's picture

Sounds like a vagina, IMO.

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skid21's picture

A lot of bellyaching going on with those tweets. First the Bengals draft a SEC running back with less talent, and a longer rap sheet, than our beloved Carlos and now this prima donna. The thought that this guy is our only hope of sitting Dalton is just depressing. First he whines about all he had to sacrifice and then he backpedals and starts kissing ass with the hillybilly faithful.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Rednecks, not hillbillies.

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Colerain 2004 G.O.A.T.'s picture

His 77 TD to 15 int ratio might give him a decent chance of unseating "the red head" in the future. Just not next year barring a horrific injury.

I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to yall.~~Lil Wayne

warosu's picture

Cry me a f#@king river!!!!!! Boo hoo

Seattle Linga's picture

When you have nothing but Silver spoons to eat with - life takes a turn when there are rough waters. It's how you handle those waters that makes you stronger or weaker. I think we all know which direction he gravitated toward.  

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

AJ - First rule of being in a hole - stop digging. Oh, and thank you once again Marv, Hue, and the Brown family brainstrust for yet another excellent draft day pick! It's a sad day when this Southwest Ohio Buckeye has to root for Carlos Hyde on a Jimmy Hairball coached team. Carlos Will come back to haunt the Bengals.