Stabler Takes Leave From Alabama Football Broadcasts
July 14, 2008 at 5:40 AM (PT)
KENNY STABLER will take a leave of absence from the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA football radio booth this season in the wake of his JUNE 8th arrest for DUI. STABLER, the former CRIMSON TIDE and OAKLAND RAIDERS quarterback and WERC-A/BIRMINGHAM afternoon co-host, will sit out the 2008 season, replaced by studio host and former sideline reporter TOM ROBERTS. STABLER's court case is set for AUGUST 13 in ROBERTSDALE, AL.
STABLER issues a statement reading, "I am announcing today that I am taking a leave of absence from my position as the color analyst for the UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA for the 2008 season to give me time to vigorously fight the allegations that have been made against me. I did not break the law and I maintain my innocence. I have faith in our judicial system and I fully expect to be exonerated."
CRIMSON TIDE SPORTS MARKETING GM JIM CARABIN also issued a statement, saying, "We regret that KENNY will not be part of our broadcast team during the upcoming season, but we accept and understand his decision. We are entirely supportive of KENNY and his family and feel that this is the right thing for them at this time."