The Jimbo Fisher era at Texas A&M is facing another controversy after the head coach nearly rocked the head off of one of his players.
In the Aggies' win over Arkansas Saturday, Fisher grabbed the facemask of linebacker Tyrel Dodson during the third quarter. Forcefully.
Fisher, on the facemask grab, said he was trying to get Tyrel Dodson's attention: "I didn't grab it. I didn't jerk it."— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 1, 2018
So we just gonna let Jimbo Fisher get away with treating his player like a rag doll— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) September 29, 2018
Fisher would later walk back his statement and apologize to Dodson, claiming he just trying to get his attention and not cause harm to the player.
Dodson would throw his support behind Fisher and defend the close relationship they have.
I’m in. Coach fisher is an amazing coach, he did the right thing. I let my emotions get the best of me at that certain moment. My teammates and this University needs me. That’s why he was so upset! He’ll have my back no matter what.— Tyrel Dodson (@tdots25) September 29, 2018