Alabama coach Nick Saban reportedly brought former NFL player Ray Rice into the locker room to teach his players “about how to treat the opposite sex.”
Rice lost his NFL career in 2014 over charges of domestic violence, and since then he has launched a new chapter of his life to make up for his past by traveling the country to talk to young people about the problems of anger management and domestic violence.
Coach Saban decided to bring Rice in to speak to his own students on the topic, TMZ reported.
“He’s going to be here as a Title IX speaker to the team [Thursday night], which I think is a good thing for our players,” Saban told the media.
“He’s obviously going to talk about how to treat the opposite sex and having the proper respect for other people,” the coach added.
“I think that’s important to relationships. It’s important as a person to be able to do those things in a very respectful manner,” he said.
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