Kevin Scarbinsky of the Birmingham News reports, “200 student-athletes were involved in the four years the textbook case covers.”
Is this accurate?
We don’t know thanks to the suspicious and likely illegal way the University has circumvented the public records law. There is no excuse for hiding from the taxpayers information necessary to hold public institutions accountable.
Truth (or sunlight as the crusaders for public access like to say) is a great disinfectant; it is like Malachi’s refiner’s fire, which purges away corruption, or at the very least highlights incompetence.
If the 200 charge is true, it sure makes the athletic department look even more incompetent than usual. And that is saying something for Alabama.