Quite the career path you’ve chosen, fella.

Well, here’s one you don’t hear every day: a man who once held an equity position in one of Michigan’s largest law firms and was well connected enough to have been considered the favorite in a race for a Congressional seat sued his firm for treating his decision to take a temporary leave of absence to join Alabama’s coaching staff as a withdrawal.  (He lost.)

Best of all, he characterized the move as “a temporary career enhancing opportunity … that could help the firm expand its legal practice”.  Uh huh.  That’s what they all say.

So where is he now?

After owning a stake Michigan’s oldest law firm, Altobelli has been on the Alabama staff in a relatively low-level position since. He was paid a total of $45,318 in 2015, according to University of Alabama payroll records, to be one of eight analysts on the football staff. The title is also held by several young coaching prospects like William Vlachos and Wes Neighbors, both of whom played at Alabama in the last five seasons.

Sounds like his practice has really taken off.


Filed under General Idiocy, Nick Saban Rules

9 responses to “Quite the career path you’ve chosen, fella.

  1. Hogbody Spradlin

    It sounds like the schmuck was trying to get around an arbitration clause he previously agreed to. Not a real sympathetic character, oozing about his ‘constitutional right to a jury trial.”


  2. 81Dog

    Amazing as to what lengths some people will go in order to avoid practicing law. 😉


  3. He should have just done what every other lawyer does. Start blogging about sports.


  4. Go Dawgs!

    He really should have joined the staff at Auburn instead. The student athletes create plenty of work there for a lawyer.


  5. AusDawg85

    Nobody sees this obvious Harbaugh plant on Nick Saban’s staff???? Check this guy’s bank records for “gifts from Ann Arbor”.


    • Bulldog Joe

      Being “All-In” with law enforcement, the legal system, the conference, and the community is a national championship requirement. Harbaugh is a lot of things, but he’s not stupid.

      Learn from the best.


  6. Cousin Eddie

    Well UF has a lawyer on retainer so Saban upped the ante and put one on staff.


  7. If this works out and he gets a good head coaching position he will make a lot more money a year than any lawyer I know