According to a report from AL.com, the Crimson Tide Foundation paid off Saban’s $3.1 million home in January 2013 even though the organization was under no obligation to do so.
The Sabans, who bought the 8,759-square-foot home in 2007, continue living there with the foundation picking up the tab for property taxes each year.
“It’s not all that unusual in the world for universities to provide the housing,” Scott Phelps, assistant secretary of the foundation, told AL.com, noting how the University of Alabama also owned the home of Paul “Bear” Bryant and his family. “We want to keep him happy. We think he is the best coach in America.”
Big news story today, even though its not really a big news story. This kind of stuff happens all the time. The part I find amusing is these old boosters that always seem to have endless supplies of money would be more than willing to pay players as well as coaches to get them to come to their school if they think that they can help them win games, so why dont we just let them at this point.
Pay off the coaches house for $3 million that’s cool, but kid signs some autographs and gets a couple grand then throw the book at him. The hypocrisy abounds.