TUSCALOOSA, AL (July 11, 2008) - Ken Stabler, popular color analyst onthe Crimson Tide Sports Network, has asked to take a leave of absencefrom that position for the 2008 football season. The former TideAll-America quarterback has been part of the radio broadcast crew forAlabama Football the past 10 years."We regret that Kenny will not be part of our broadcast team during theupcoming season, but accept and understand his decision," said JimCarabin, general manager of Crimson Tide Sports Marketing, themultimedia rights holder for the University of Alabama athletics programand producer of the Crimson Tide Sports Network. "We are entirelysupportive of Kenny and his family and feel that this is the right thingfor them at this time."Tom Roberts, longtime member of the Crimson Tide Sports Network crew,will take over Stabler's color analyst duties for the 2008 footballseason."It is with much regret that I will not be part of Crimson Tide footballbroadcasts this coming year," Stabler says, "but there are matters in mypersonal life that demand my full attention at this time. I will deeplymiss being part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network team and thewonderful interaction that I always enjoy with the many Tide fansthroughout the season."