The NCAA has a launched a probe into whether or not Alabama QB Jake Coker has accepted money from an agent or sponsor. If true, this could have a potentially devastating effect on the Tide’s national championship aspirations.
According to sources close to the story, Adam Levine,
lead singer of Maroon 5, celebrity judge on The Voice and long-time ProActive spokesman, leaked the story to Bleacher Report, TMZ & Acne Illustrated because he was upset at being replaced as the brand’s leading spokesman by the younger, less Jewish Coker.
Shelley Smith of ESPN is reporting that ‘Bama OC Lane Kiffin introduced Coker to the ProActiv folks at a party he was throwing at the off-campus home of his alter-ego, Joey Freshwater. According to Smith, Kiffin met the head of ProActiv during his short-lived tryst with former ProActiv spokeswoman Sarah Michelle Gellar, aka Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
When asked, Coach Nick Saban refused to comment and quickly ended the presser. Sabes went off on Coker & Kiffin for bringing this distraction into the camp. Adding to the drama, NCAA head, Mark Emmert, serves on the ProActiv Board and is refusing to recuse himself even though there is a clear conflict of interest.
Vegas has dropped the line all the way down to Alabama -3.5 on the news. If Bama is forced to go with a backup or if Coker is not focused, it could be a long night for the Tide.
Clemson coach Dabo Sweeney is relishing all the attention being paid to the Tide. It’s allowed his Tigers to prepare with a lot less national attention. He’s been touching the rock every night for extra good luck.
I’ve been a keen observer of college football for many years and I expect Clemson to come out nervous and tight. Look for Clemson to get a heavy dose of Heisman winner Derrick Henry with a couple of big plays from Stephen Ridley on the outside. Bama survives this ordeal and pulls away for another Natty. Tide 32 Tigers 19.