Connect with us

Sportswire

Nick Saban responds to tampering allegation from rival coach

Alabama coach Nick Saban has issued a response after a rival coach suggested the Crimson Tide had engaged in tampering with transfers. In a recent interview with Chris Hummer of 247 Sports, Louisville coach Scott Satterfield suggested that he believed Alabama had been involved in tampering with former Cardinals wide receiver Tyler Harrell. Satterfield admitted…

The post Nick Saban responds to tampering allegation from rival coach appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Nick Saban in an Alabama shirt

Sep 11, 2021; Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama coach Nick Saban has issued a response after a rival coach suggested the Crimson Tide had engaged in tampering with transfers.

In a recent interview with Chris Hummer of 247 Sports, Louisville coach Scott Satterfield suggested that he believed Alabama had been involved in tampering with former Cardinals wide receiver Tyler Harrell. Satterfield admitted he “can’t prove anything,” but suggested that something inappropriate may have happened to lead Harrell to announce his transfer to Alabama ten days after entering the portal.

Saban denied any tampering claims Wednesday, though he also suggested that he understood why Satterfield might be suspicious.

“I don’t know of anybody that tampered with him,” Saban said of Harrell, via Alex Scarborough of ESPN. “You know, I don’t really know that anybody’s ever tampered with our players. I just think sometimes when things happen it makes you wonder. So I’m not making any accusations against anybody that’s done anything to our players and I don’t have any knowledge of anybody that’s done anything with anybody else’s players.”

Harrell had entered the transfer portal on April 12. He attended Alabama’s spring game four days later, then announced his decision to transfer to the Crimson Tide on April 22. He did not appear to seriously consider any other schools during the transfer process.

Tampering with transfer players has been a hot topic in college football as the sport comes to grips with name, image, and likeness rules. Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi has seemingly had his own suspicions about one of his own players lately. This sort of thing is very difficult to prove, however, making it extremely difficult to police. Both Satterfield and Saban know that.

The post Nick Saban responds to tampering allegation from rival coach appeared first on Larry Brown Sports.

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Recent

MLB2 years ago

The Greatest Sports Call in Broadcasting History

Kirk Gibson’s 1988 World Series home run was a baseball play that occurred in Game 1 of the 1988 World...

NFL2 years ago

Rob Gronkowski “Just Joking” About Having Bucs’ Playbook

Rob Gronkowski posted a note on social media Wednesday to make clear that he was just joking when talking about...

MLB2 years ago

MLB Proposes 3-Division 2020 Play Based on Geography

MLB is one of the games genuinely faithful to its legacy, however even they are thinking about radical changes because...

NHL2 years ago

NHL Eyes December to Start 2020-21 Season

The 2019-20 NHL season has been suspended for about a month and a half now as the world fights the...

NHL2 years ago

5 Greatest Hockey Players of All-Time

This list hasn’t changed in 20 years. I can’t envision the rundown changing at any point in the near future....

NFL2 years ago

NFL Draft Made These 3 Teams Playoff Contenders

The 2020 NFL Draft spoke to an open door for NFL groups to drastically improve their lists with the expectations...

NCAAF2 years ago

Trevor Lawrence Heavy Favorite to be #1 Pick 2021 Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft is in the books and the football world is as of now amped up for the...

MLB2 years ago

Fan Made Epic Fenway Park Map in Fortnite

The COVID-19 pandemic has forestalled avid supporters from getting a charge out of baseball for about two months. While baseball...

NBA2 years ago

Vegas: Dennis Rodman Potential Successor to Kim Jong-Un

There’s a great deal of disarray encompassing the soundness of Kim Jong-un, the 36-year-old Supreme Leader of Democratic People’s Republic...

NBA2 years ago

Blake Griffin Calls Out TMZ Coverage

Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin was as of late an objective of TMZ, which posted a strange article about him...