Saban: Coaches, ADs had call with NFL on agents

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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. Florida coach Urban
Meyer and Ohio State's Jim Tressel were also on the call, the
schools confirmed to The Associated Press.

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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