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From Rick Karle's fb page:

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I’m a bit shocked by tonight’s news, but I’m
also hoping that all will be well with an Alabama legend.

The University of Alabama officials have announced that Crimson Tide legend and former Athletic Director Bill Battle is at UAB Hospital battling COVID-19.

The 78-year-old cancer survivor has released this statement:

“I appreciate the prayers and well-wishes from so many, and want to let you know that I’m stable and resting comfortably. I’ve got great doctors and nurses at UAB looking after me and expect to make a full recovery. Time and patience are important in the meantime.”

Please offer your best to a man of class and dignity as he fights the virus.

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Side note: Both he and my mother were at UA together. They both took a health class together one semester, and they were once CPR partners. I always teased her about Battle being her boyfriend.
 

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Prayers for Bill. This could turn bad at his age and with his health history. Hope not. He certainly should get very good health care treatment.
 

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While I wish no ill will for Bill, I still have not forgiven him for screwing us over on the Nike contract.
 

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I still believe this is overblown. I've seen many point to Michigan's deal and try to compare it to Bama's all the while ignoring the point the "gold rush" for apparel deals started after the Alabama deal was signed.

Note: Just about everyone said/thought the last deal ended in June of 2018. They were wrong. Remember, the NIKE contract was extended in 2013.

If he'd signed a deal with UA, I'd be with you 1000% percent. Just look at their deals with AU and UCLA.
 

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As smart a business man he was......
But...yeah..overblown criticism.....Monday morning QBing
 
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I don't know Bill personally but he comes off as a Classy guy. He was one of Coach Bryant's favorites. That's good enough for me. Wishing him a speedy recover.
 

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I wish him well also but he was tainted a little bit with his time coaching in Vile country :).
 

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