Nick Saban's Charity Auction Includes Alabama Tickets, Sideline Passes and More

Randy ChambersAnalyst IJune 7, 2013

Dec 1, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban calls time-out near the end of the half against the Georgia Bulldogs during the second quarter in the 2012 SEC Championship game at the Georgia Dome.  Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
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If you aren't an Alabama fan, you probably think Nick Saban is bad for college football. Heck, some go as far as to call him the devil himself. Maybe this will change your opinion on the Crimson Tide head coach.

The AP has reported (h/t College Football Talk) that Saban has thrown in a few more goodies besides the sale of his multimillion dollar home. He was already preparing to sell his 9,600-square-foot estate that rests on the water in Georgia, but now, Saban has put together a package that includes Alabama football tickets, sideline passes and an office tour that will be rewarded to the highest bidder.

According to the report, fans can register online in hopes to win the ticket package. Just make sure if you walk away with these items, you don't begin to channel your inner Elijah Hood. 

But regardless if the money is coming from an Alabama fan or a troll that cannot stand the guy, it is all going to charity at the end of the day. Per the report, the money made from the auction will go to Saban's charity Nick’s Kids, which has already raised more than a million dollars in relief efforts for the tornado that blew through Tuscaloosa a couple of years ago.

The ticket package will be auctioned off before the gorgeous home, which is initially priced at $11 million but is being sold with no reserve.

Publicity stunt? Think again. Alabama Ethics Commission, Jim Sumner, told The AP that he had no idea this was even in the works.

It seems, other than creating some buzz for people looking at his property for sale, the benefits of all of this goes to Nick's Kids, said Sumner, who said he was unaware of the sale until contacted by The Associated Press.

Saban loves the kids.

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