After Report Of Kenny Stabler's Passing Retracted, U. Of Alabama Confirms His Passing
July 9, 2015 at 4:40 PM (PT)
KENNY STABLER, the OAKLAND RAIDERS and UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA quarterback known as "The Snake," has passed away at 69, according to numerous reports citing confirmation from the university. STABLER's family also issued a statement saying that he died of colon cancer. Earlier THURSDAY (7/9), a report in the TUSCALOOSA NEWS was retracted with the paper saying that the item had been prepared in advance based on rumors but not intended for publication; the university's confirmation came after the retraction, after 6 pm (CT) on THURSDAY evening.
After finishing his career with the HOUSTON OILERS and NEW ORLEANS SAINTS and doing NFL analysis for CBS television, STABLER did radio as analyst on the CRIMSON TIDE's radio network alongside play-by-play voice ELI GOLD in 1998-2007. He also co-hosted afternoons with CHRIS STEWART on News-Talk WERC-A/BIRMINGHAM in 2007-08, stepping in when PAUL FINEBAUM left the station to join crosstown Sports WJOX and exiting when HERB WINCHES joined WERC.