This outburst is a result of Marcel Dareus -- expected to be a big player on Bama's D this year and a big player in last year's BCS title game -- coming under scrutiny regarding the party of an agent in Miami.
At the very least, I know this situation has scared NFL's college scouts, who rely on the access and cooperation of staffs like Saban's to do their jobs.
I spoke to one long-time scout last night. He told me about the consequences if Saban follows through on this:
- "We're neutered. We can do nothing. If Nick sets the precedent, I'd be shocked if the rest don't follow suit [and shut the doors to NFL scouts]."