Tide’s arrest record declines as win-loss record improves

Mark Almond/Birmingham News
Cory Reamer of Hoover is one of six Alabama players set to graduate this month who will be back on the field next fall.It’s gotten lost in the exhaust from the Auburn recruiting limos, but a funny thing has been happening to the discussion of Alabama football.
More and more, it’s been about Alabama football.
On the field.

And the off-field stuff is no longer a running total of arrests.
In fact, if you’re judging the Alabama program by the behavior of its players without helmets, you might say the Crimson Tide is winning 6-0.
Six players who will suit up in the fall are expected to graduate next weekend. No players have been arrested in the last 10 months.
“Nobody will play this on ESPN,” Saban said. ”But if I say the wrong thing …”

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5/3/09