September 20, 2007

Britt discusses skirmish

Alabama offensive guard Justin Britt spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since Arkansas' Ernest Mitchell pulled Britt's helmet off and struck him on the head with it.

The play came in the second half of Alabama's 41-38 victory. Britt was on top of Mitchell after a block, and the two began to fight when Mitchell removed Britt's helmet, grabbed it by the facemask, and struck Britt's unprotected head with it.

"It was just two aggressive guys going after I guess. He got caught up in the moment," Britt said. "He just pulled my helmet off and swung it at me. When I saw him pull it off, I was looking at him, and I ducked away from it thankfully. It is what it is, I guess."

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