Alabama Football: Nick Saban Suggests a Tax to Benefit Penn State Victims

Barrett Sallee@BarrettSalleeSEC Football Lead WriterJuly 19, 2012

Alabama head coach Nick Saban
Alabama head coach Nick SabanAndy Lyons/Getty Images

SEC Media Days provides an opportunity for coaches to lobby for their vision for the future of college football, but it also allows for members of the media to ask questions about current college football events.

Unfortunately, one of those events is the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal that took place at Penn State over the last 10-plus years.

With Sandusky in jail, civil lawsuits pending and Penn State searching for ways to make things right, Alabama head coach Nick Saban offered up one proposal to help the victims of Sandusky and all victims of child abuse.

"As a suggestion," Saban said. "I think a tax on Penn State athletic ticket sales to help an organization that's dedicated to helping children would be one way to make things right not only with the victims in this case, but all cases."

It is an interesting theory, and one that the Penn State fanbase could contribute to at their own volition. 

Saban said that this is the same mindset that he has with regard to negative situations that occur with his own players.

"Even though this [Penn State situation] is a very criminal thing," Saban said, "we should focus on the outcome. I do this with our players. I try and focus on the future and how to make it right."

If there's any coach in the country that can make something like this happen, it's Nick Saban. 

When he talks, the rest of the college football world listens. 


Barrett Sallee is a lead writer for Bleacher Report. Unless otherwise noted, all quotes were obtained firsthand.