Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Saban Makes Another Offensive Remark

by Major Ogilvie, SEC Insider for Landthieves
Tuscaloosa, AL (LTP) - Nick Saban made yet another offensive remark following the loss to Auburn last Saturday in the Iron Bowl. Last week, the Tide coach related a loss to the Louisiania-Monroe Warhawks as 'catastrophic event' such as '9-11'.

This week, the coach avoided war or terrorist attack analogy, but nonetheless may have offended many people in our incarcerated community. In Monday's presser, Coach said, "Look, Auburn has now beaten us six times in a row. Going into last week's match, after the loss to ULM, we felt like a white collar prisoner returning to his cell block. He knows his 'tough as nails' cellmate is going to violate him later that night, and there's nothing he can do about it. Sure, he dreams of being able to put up a fight and win, but it's not going to happen yet."

The Alabama chapter of the ACLU immediately posted a rebuttal to Coach Saban's comments. "Coach Saban sets another nasty precedent with his remarks this week. We do not condone his attempts to incite white collar criminals to prison violence. The retaliatory actions Mr. Saban speaks of would only lead to heightened tensions in our prison communities and result in slowing the rehabilitation process of these downtrodden citizens."

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