Here’s an exercise in self-delusion. The article starts out with this lede…
Nick Saban has Jimmy Johns.
Terry Bowden had Robert Baker.
Bowden, who still is hurt by the 1998 arrest of Baker on one count of trafficking cocaine and two counts of distribution, says Saban may not have had much choice but to support Johns prior to the revelation of Johns’ arrest on charges of selling cocaine.
… and goes downhill from there.
“Players haven’t changed,” Bowden said. “Parents have. You know, I had guys who only flunked drug tests in the summer, because they’d go home and their parents smoked (dope). You don’t think that doesn’t drive a coach crazy?”
It’s always somebody else’s fault.
(h/t The Wizard of Odds)