I’m feeling fine, coach, honest

The Wall Street Journal finds that Alabama is one of several major programs that hands out medical scholarships to players who may be just fine. Some who’ve taken them suspect the practice occurs in order to clear room for better incoming players:

” ‘I’m still kind of bitter,’ said former Alabama linebacker Chuck Kirschman, who took a medical scholarship last year. Mr. Kirschman said Mr. Saban encouraged him to accept the scholarship because of a back problem that he believes he could have played through. ‘It’s a business,” Mr. Kirschman said. ‘College football is all about politics. And this is a loophole in the system.’ “

Alabama, not surprisingly, has no comment, but Tim Brando calls thisĀ “just another East Coast cut & paste article.”

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