College Coaches meet with NFL Agents

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Alabama coach Nick Saban says he and
other college coaches have talked to NFL and NFL Player Association
representatives about agents and their contact with players.

Saban said Thursday that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was
involved in a conference call on the subject.

He didn't identify the other participants but says they included other coaches he respected, athletic directors and a couple of agents.

The NCAA has been investigating alleged improper contact between
agents and players at Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Florida and
North Carolina.

Saban has temporarily closed practices to NFL scouts, but says
that wasn't because of the agent problem.

He says it wasn't fair to have his players evaluated during two-a-day practices in triple-digit temperatures.


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