Nick Saban’s Comment On Henry Ruggs Is Going Viral
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On Thursday, Alabama head coach Nick Saban gave a speech explaining the importance of being a good friend as well as a good leader and used his former player Henry Ruggs as the example... Ruggs is currently awaiting trial for killing 23-year-old Tina Tantor after rear-ending her at a high speed this past November. He was charged with DUI resulting in death and reckless driving. (The Spun)

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Oh, boo hoo. So what. I'm certainly glad none of us made any dumbass mistakes when we were young.
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Well if we had messed up this big when we were young we wouldn’t be here today posting freely on TD.
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I don't know about you but I have never killed anyone. That's a bit more than a "dumbass mistake ".
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what a stupid take
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Did Saban know Ruggs had a need for speed off the field at Alabama?
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Saban pandering again
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Saban, you're not mentor to your former players. Bryant and Stallings, they were mentors. You little man have much to learn, but a little too late now.
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You are the little man as well as a moron and I bet YOU will never learn!
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frick off troll, truth hurts, huh?
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Kinda hard to "look up" to a midget.
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Perhaps if some leader at his college had noticed his drug and/or alcohol consumption he could have gotten some type of aid.
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You do realize that people consume alcohol and drugs and are not alcoholics or addicts. People over indulge all the time (especially in college), how do you know he had a substance abuse problem in college? You don't!
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You really trying to blame bama/saban for this? fricking pathetic
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I think what he was trying to say is we should legalize marijuana... bc there is not a couch in this world that goes 130mph...
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I think Saban overthinks things sometimes. I don’t know the circumstances that occurred before Ruggs got in the car, but regardless the responsibility is 100% on him. He’s an adult.
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Hope Saban doesn't stick around long enough to become Brandon...I mean, I would lol
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Due processed.
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He had a players only app on his phone. All he needs to do is tap the app, and he gets a car service to drive him home, no questions asked. All players have it. The NFL was a very good friend to him, by giving him the app. But he has to use it.
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Basically friends dont let friends drive drunk.
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Dude, drunk driving is one thing....doing 130 mph and killing people is not solved by not drinking. That is an embedded state of mind that he has done many times. There is no "reaction time" or anything that can help a mistake at that speed. If he makes it home and beats his wife to death, I guess it's the friends fault for letting him go home in an Uber? Is it Sabans fault? He's the one who taught him how to choose friends, and introduced him to several at Alabama. frick Saban on this issue...unreal
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What a completely non retarded take LSUSaint. Bravo.
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In a video that is going viral today, the Alabama head coach explained the importance of being a good friend as well as a good leader. Without saying Ruggs’ name, he said that if Ruggs’ friends had stepped up and taken his keys away the night he went out drinking and ultimately killed a person in an accident, Ruggs would have been better off. “What kind of friend were you?” Saban asked. “What kind of leader were you when you allowed the guy to do it? But nobody wants to do that because they’re afraid of what somebody is going to think of them.”
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So, it wasn’t Riggs fault? Frick off with the excuses.
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No, Outdoorreb, one can still say what Saban said but still hold Ruggs accountable for his own actions. Life is a bit more dynamic than that.
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Hey little "Nicky"! What about the person directly involved manning up and be responsible and accountable? What about thinking about how much to drink if you know you'll be driving. Yes, friends can help but it all starts with the person directly involved.
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