Marcel Dareus speaks out

A video of an Arkansas offensive lineman has angered Alabama fans as the lineman appears to dive at the back of Marcel Dareus’ leg. (See video of the cheap shot here.) So, what did the Alabama player have to say about the cheap shot?

The Tuscaloosa News provides the answer: “When he did it, I looked at him like, ‘Man, are you trying to take me out of the game? You already see that I’m hurt,’ and he just looked at me crazy, like he didn’t care, like ‘Oh well.'” said Dareus. “That’s how some players play. … He did it earlier on in that game, the first or second drive in the red area. The ball was already through, and I was standing there and he dived at my leg and I happened to lift my leg before he got to me.”