Nick Saban responds to accusations of Alabama football tampering with Louisville transfer Tyler Harrell

May 12, 2022

With the transfer portal creating free agency of sorts in college football, discussions of whether tampering has been involved have been prevalent.

Recently, Louisville coach Scott Satterfield told 247Sports he believes tampering occurred with receiver Tyler Harrell who announced this spring he would be transferring to Alabama. But there's not much Satterfield said he can prove.

Alabama football coach Nick Saban was asked about those comments Wednesday ahead of playing in the Regions Tradition Pro-Am at Greystone Golf and Country Club.

"We don’t tamper with anybody," Saban said. "I don’t know of anything or anybody that tampered with him. I don’t really know that anybody has tampered with our players. I just think that sometimes when things happen, it makes you wonder. I’m not making any accusations against anybody that has done anything with our players, and I don’t have any knowledge of anybody that has done anything with anybody else’s players."

Teams are not permitted to contact a player until he enters his name in the NCAA transfer portal.

Source: USA TODAY Sports
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