Alabama’s Nick Saban on Mizzou protest: “We’re always going to listen” to our players
Alabama coach Nick Saban has not followed Mizzou football’s protest closely, but he acknowledged the situation during his Monday afternoon press conference in Tuscaloosa.
Here were his full remarks:
I don’t really first of all know a lot about the situation there. I haven’t followed it. I don’t know a lot about it. I will say this: We always respect our players. And when they feel passionate about something, we’re always going to listen.
One thing I can say in general, as a program, as a person, as an organization: We always believe in equal rights for all groups. And we would continue to support and promote that with any group on our team. That’s really all I can say about it because I don’t really know a lot about it.
Several Mizzou players announced a practice boycott on Saturday night, and then coach Gary Pinkel joined in Sunday.
University of Missouri president Tim Wolfe stepped down on Monday morning amid campus-wide protests regarding race relations at the school.