Alabama running back Mark Ingram (22) celebrates after Alabama defensive lineman Marcell Dareus' (57) touchdown during the second quarter of the BCS Championship on Thursday night in Pasadena, Calif., Dareus scored after intercepting a pass from Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert. At left is Alabama defensive lineman Terrence Cody.
On this the eve of the beginning of the SEC Media Days in Birmingham, there's a headache for Nick Saban and the Tide. Star defensive lineman Marcel Dareus now the focus of an investigation by his school in regards to a party in South Florida hosted by an agent during the offseason. The school and the NCAA want to know who paid for the players' transportation to Miami, and lodging, food and entertainment while he was there.
Players from North and South Carolina also part of that party and probes by their schools.
Saban while placing blame on players whom he says should know better, is nonetheless fed up with agents, and how the NFL handles their transgressions, Saban saying today quote 'let's just throw the NFL out. Don't let them evaluate players. Don't let them talk to players. Let them do it at the combine.' If they are not going to help us, why should we help them?" unquote!