Tide: Stabler won't return to broadcasts

Updated: April 16, 2009, 4:38 PM ET
Associated Press

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Ken Stabler won't return as the football color analyst for Alabama radio broadcasts.

The former Crimson Tide and NFL quarterback had been on leave from his duties since his arrest on a drunken-driving charge last June. He was found not guilty by a judge in Robertsdale, Ala.

Crimson Tide Sports Network general manager Jim Carabin and Alabama athletic director Mal Moore announced the decision Thursday.

In a statement released by the university, Stabler said: "I will continue to support UA in any way possible and wish only the best to the entire Alabama family."

No permanent replacement has been named. Former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage is handling color duties for Saturday's spring game.


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