Carleton Tinker reveals How Trophy Broke
Carleton Tinker will forever go down in history, but for all the wrong reasons. In case you have been living under a rock and haven’t heard the news, let me fill you in. Tinker is the father of Carson, the Alabama Tide’s long snapper, and was standing along side several people in the second-floor lobby of the Mal Moore Athletic Facility on Saturday admiring the new eight-pound Waterford crystal football.
Tiner then said ”I didn’t walk away with it. I set it back down on the stand and turned to walk away, and had my back away from the trophy when I heard it tumble. So I looked back at it.” What happened next is the reason why he will always be known in Alabama history.
“In my mind, it was slow motion,” Tinker said, “as it rolled off the top of the trophy case onto the table onto the floor. I’m not sure if I bumped the table when I turned around, or if my foot caught on the large tablecloth they had draped and puddled on the floor. That’s exactly what happened.”
Don’t feel too bad for Alabama though, since they have already ordered another trophy to replace the one they lost.
Signed, Isidori Mtabo