TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -Alabama football color analyst Ken Stabler has been granted a leave of absence for the upcoming season following his arrest on a drunken driving charge.
A star quarterback for Alabama in the 1960s, Stabler led the Oakland Raiders to a Super Bowl title in 1977. He also played for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints during a 15-year NFL career.
``It is with much regret that I will not be part of Crimson Tide football broadcasts this coming year, but there are matters in my personal life that demand my full attention at this time,'' Stabler said Friday in a statement released through the university. ``I will deeply miss being part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network team and the wonderful interaction that I always enjoy with the many Tide fans throughout the season.''
Stabler's arrest in south Alabama in June was at least the third time he has been charged with DUI.
Stabler, the Tide's color analyst for 10 years, will be replaced by Tom Roberts.
``We regret that Kenny will not be part of our broadcast team during the upcoming season, but accept and understand his decision,'' said Jim Carabin, general manager of Crimson Tide Sports Marketing. ``We are entirely supportive of Kenny and his family and feel that this is the right thing for them at this time.''
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