Alabama Football: Ralph Cindrich Calls in Feds after Accusing Saban of Cheating

Barrett Sallee@BarrettSalleeSEC Football Lead WriterAugust 2, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 09:  Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide stands on the stage with the team mascot after defeating Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 9, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Alabama won the game by a score of 21-0.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh sports agent Ralph Cindrich got in some hot water late last week, when he accused Alabama head coach Nick Saban of cheating on a Pittsburgh radio show.

During an appearance on NewsRadio 1020 KDKA, Cindrich unleashed a flurry of vague accusations towards the Crimson Tide head coach.

"I have enough on Nick Saban right now," Cindrich said. "I have proof. Everybody has something on Nick Saban. And if he has a problem with anything I say, come on after me, big guy."

As expected, Bama Nation wasn't pleased.

The backlash on Twitter was so fierce that Cindrich filed complaints with the feds, according to his own Twitter account (contains foul language).

First of all, if fans are threatening him physically, there's no excuse for that—even though he did broadcast baseless accusations on the air. It is, after all, only football.

With that said, Cindrich has done a terrible job of managing this situation himself, which probably contributed to it escalating to this point.

Accusing the head coach of the defending national champions of cheating and claiming that you are in possession of proof is a serious accusation that can't be made in passing. Cindrich surely didn't do himself any favors by hurling every insult in the book at every Alabama fan that responded to him on Twitter immediately following the interview.

It seems as though—through his own actions—Cindrich has backed himself into a corner now.

There is an easy way out of this, either reveal what this "proof" is or politely apologize.

Anything outside of those two options will cement Cindrich as the Danny Sheridan of this offseason.

That will be his own fault, not the "Bama Mob's."