After his recent comments he may be in danger of burning some bridges at Alabama now too.
In an effort to make himself look like a team player that will do what it takes to win he made the following comments in an interview with Sirius XM:
“A lot of people don’t realize I wasn’t healthy at Alabama,” McCarron said. “I sacrificed a lot to play for Coach 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 just always tried to fight through for my teammates, my team and the University of Alabama but as of now I’m just excited to get to work with coach (Ken) Zampese and learn under Andy Dalton.”
If there is one thing that a coach or program does not want to be accused of is protecting the health of its players--which McCarron say Nick Saban and Alabama did in regards to him. Should it ever come out that he should have been held out and was influenced to play anyway it will not go over well for the Crimson Tide.
Could the team be sanctioned? I don't know the rules well enough to say that, but some recruits might be a little more wary of playing for a program that is more concerned with winning than it is their well-being.
The truth of the matter is that McCarron is trying to make himself look good at the expense of others, but anyone that has ever played a competitive sport will see right through him.
Football is a rough game; one in which everyone is hurting to some degree for the majority of the season. It is up to the player, coaches, and medical staff to figure out what is an actual injury that needs time to heal or just a run-of-the-mill ache and pain.
If it hurts you can play, and just about every guy does. So nice try A.J. but you didn't do anything except throw your coach and school under the bus.