July 11, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - Ken Stabler, popular color analyst on
the Crimson Tide Sports Network, has asked to take a leave of absence
from that position for the 2008 football season. The former Tide
All-America quarterback has been part of the radio broadcast crew for
Alabama Football the past 10 years.
"We regret that Kenny will not be part of our broadcast team during the
upcoming season, but accept and understand his decision," said Jim
Carabin, general manager of Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, the
multimedia rights holder for the University of Alabama athletics program
and producer of the Crimson Tide Sports Network. "We are entirely
supportive of Kenny and his family and feel that this is the right thing
for them at this time."
Tom Roberts, longtime member of the Crimson Tide Sports Network crew,
will take over Stabler's color analyst duties for the 2008 football
"It is with much regret that I will not be part of Crimson Tide football
broadcasts this coming year," Stabler says, "but there are matters in my
personal life that demand my full attention at this time. I will deeply
miss being part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network team and the
wonderful interaction that I always enjoy with the many Tide fans
throughout the season."