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Nick Saban Says Alleged Woman-Beating D-Lineman "Still A Good Person"

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Alabama head coach Nick Saban refused to apologize for signing defensive lineman Jonathan Taylor, saying the player's "still a good person" despite facing charges in two separate domestic violence cases in two different states.

"I believe in second chances. I still do," he wrote Sunday. "However, being successful in that second chance requires responsibility and accountability. In Jonathan's situation, the University and the Department of Athletics set forth very clear standards of accountability and expectations of conduct. Jonathan was afforded a chance to successfully overcome the difficulties that resulted in his departure from the University of Georgia. Unfortunately, it appears that he was unable to do so, in spite of extensive efforts to assist him."

"I still think he's a good person," he said. "I think he has a problem and a circumstance and a situation that is not acceptable, and that is his problem. And he has been certainly dealt with relative to this problem."


Remember, women: when a man beats you, Nick Saban just considers that having a "difficulty" and a "circumstance." At least he considers it "unacceptable."

"He did everything we asked him to do here," Saban said of Taylor.


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