AJ McCarron visited the Alabama media room after practice Tuesday and naturally was asked right away about his right hand. Before he left, he was asked about the bow ties he has been wearing to Alabama football games. First, the news. … His throwing hand was stepped on as he recovered his own fumble late in the second quarter of the top-ranked Crimson Tide's 52-0 victory Saturday at Arkansas. he played the first two series of the third quarter, then gave way to backups Phillip Ely and Blake Sims.