Plaxico Burress rips Nick Saban, implies he chased money too

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide has taken criticism from a former player about his attitude towards college bowl games.
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By Matt Hladik

Back in January, former Michigan State wide receiver Plaxico Burress rang in the New Year with a shot at the integrity of his former college coach Nick Saban.

Today, the former NFL star again took to Twitter to rip Saban. His mini-rant came after Saban made comments this morning at SEC Media Days suggesting some Alabama players played not to get hurt in their Sugar Bowl loss because they were distracted by their NFL Draft status. 

Burress posted on Twitter

I recall Nick Saban telling me to stay in school finish what I started, I wasnt 1st round pick and he left for LSU b4 the season was over

Now Nick Saban goes on tv saying that kids are distracted by NFL projections. Well, the kids are just chasing a dream that you were. $$$

N Saban looked his players in the face at the Duf, said he wasnt leavin, I’m committed to the program” and was gone the next day. Tru story

Now Nick Saban players are being distracted by the NFL and chasing a dream, haha tell your story Nick. LSU showed you $$, you was GONE! Ha

Nick Saban actually told me I was a second round pick. I said, “where are you getting your info from? Are you watching these games? Hahaha

Well, sure doesn’t look like Plax and Nick will be sharing dinner or drinks any time soon. 


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