July 14, 2008
TUSCALOOSA, AL (July 11, 2008) - 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 season.
"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."