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Update from University of Alabama President Robert E. Witt


Thursday, May 01, 2003

Dr Robert Witt
Dr. Robert E. Witt

University of Alabama President Robert E. Witt today announced he is nearing the completion of his review of Head Football Coach Mike Price's behavior during a recent Pensacola, Florida, golf tournament and since his appointment as head coach.  "This review involves careers and lives and it has been imperative that it be thorough," Witt said.

The president and Athletics Director Mal Moore will meet with Coach Price today.  After that meeting, Witt will meet with Chancellor Mack Portera to discuss his conclusions.

Witt is scheduled to meet with the Board of Trustees' Athletics Committee, other available Board of Trustee members, and the chancellor on Saturday to present and discuss his decision regarding Price's status as head football coach.  Witt requested that every effort be made to schedule the meeting with Board members earlier, but schedules would not allow an earlier meeting date.

The Athletics Committee of the Board of Trustees will meet at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 3 in the Rast B room of the Bryant Conference Center in Tuscaloosa.