Stabler cleared of DUI but won't return to Bama this year

Updated: October 26, 2008, 8:37 PM ET
Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Former Alabama and NFL quarterback Ken Stabler will not return to the Crimson Tide broadcast booth this season.

The 62-year-old Stabler has been on leave from his duties as the Tide's color analyst since his arrest on a drunken-driving charge on June 8. He was found not guilty on Wednesday by a judge in Robertsdale.

He had been charged with DUI at least twice before.

Crimson Tide Sports Marketing general manager Jim Carabin told The Birmingham News that Stabler's status will be evaluated after the season.

He said the current lineup won't change this season.

Alabama athletic director Mal Moore declined to speculate on Stabler's future last week.

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