A remarkable thing happened while the media was focused on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Senate testimony: After a White House ceremony, several Alabama football players huddled around President Trump and prayed with him.
WBRC’s Christina Chamber captured the moment:
What a cool moment! .@AlabamaFTBL JK Scott asked @POTUS if he could pray for him and his staff. Video below shows President Trump and Bama players praying after the Tide's @WhiteHouse visit! @WBRCnews @BarrettSallee pic.twitter.com/tE4hj4k38l
— ChristinaWBRC (@ChristinaWBRC) April 10, 2018
“What a cool moment!” Chambers tweeted on Tuesday.
Alabama punter JK Scott “asked @POTUS if he could pray for him and his staff,” she reported.
Chambers’s video shows several players surrounding the president with their heads bowed.
Saturday Down South reports:
Alabama closed its visit to the White House by asking for some help from above.
As the Tide were getting ready to wrap up their visit to celebrate their 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship, Alabama punter J.K. Scott offered up a request. He wanted to pray for President Donald Trump and his staff.
Scott and several Alabama players got the opportunity to pray with the president…
One of Scott’s teammates caused controversy before the National Championship game in January when he appeared to yell “F*ck Trump!” while the team was entering the field.
Video tweeted by the Sporting News shows Alabama running back Bo Scarbrough yelling “F*ck Trump!” as players made their way to the field in Atlanta.
Alabama RB Bo Scarbrough yells “F— Trump” before tonight’s title game. pic.twitter.com/RhuhRyNFHh
— Sporting News (@sportingnews) January 9, 2018
Scarbrough later denied yelling the phrase.
Alabama defeated Georgia in overtime, 26-23, earning a visit to the White House.
It’s not clear if Scarbrough made the trip to see the president.