Extra Point Club
Don't think I've seen this posted:
If the problems do not dissipate, Saban said, he'd consider "more severe" punishments, as well as a possible curfew. But he also believes in allowing players a choice.
There is a mechanism in place to prevent such occurrences, including a peer intervention program, sports psychologists, and educators who teach about drugs, alcohol, agents, and how to treat women. Saban said he would attempt to "develop cooperation with" and build better relationships with "people in the community."
Some of the onus, Saban believes, falls on the players keeping one another out of trouble on the street, much as they do on the field. For the most part, the process is working, but Saban said he feels responsible when it doesn't.
"We've failed these guys, too, when they don't do the right thing," he said. "We're trying to create a program of support that gets players to make the right choices."