Found October 16, 2012 on
The Belly of the Beast:
The SEC office announced today that Alabama defensive end LaMichael Fanning will not be suspended for his suplex of Missouri running back Russell Hansbrough, as seen below.
The conference office gave an official statement that explained it as Alabama, you see. Here now with commentary on the suplex is none other than The Nature Boy, Ric Flair.
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