The months leading up to the NFL draft are football’s “silly season,” and everyone knows it. Pre-draft misinformation is rampant. Alabama coach Nick Saban has had enough.
“I think one of the worst things about the draft now is how everybody gets beat up,” Saban said in a Tuesday interview with ESPN Radio in Dallas. “Trent Richardson is the finest guy that I have ever been associated with as a coach, in terms of a person — forget about a football player. I’m just saying, your daughter’s dating him and you love him. I mean, that’s how he is.
“And some team called [me] the other day and said, ‘Can you explain to us? They say Trent used to hang around the wrong people.’ I say, ‘Where in the heck did that come from?’ I mean, I don’t know how anybody drafts anybody. There’s so much misinformation out there. How do you get the right information?”