Alabama fires PA announcer over songs

By: AP
By: AP

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - The University of Alabama has fired an
employee who played songs aimed at Auburn quarterback Cam Newton
before the Iron Bowl.

University spokeswoman Debbie Lane said Monday that the
part-time staffer was fired for the unauthorized songs. "Take the
Money and Run" and "Son of a Preacher Man" were played while
Newton and the Tigers warmed up. The NCAA has been investigating
allegations that Newton's father, a pastor, solicited $180,000 from
Mississippi State during recruiting.

Lane said in a statement that all music and videos played in the
stadium before and during games have to be approved by a senior
athletic administrator. She said the staffer - who was not named -
didn't get those songs cleared.

The Tuscaloosa News first reported the firing.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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