Ex-Raiders star Stabler leaves radio gig

Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson

Former Oakland Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler will not be part of the Alabama football radio broadcast team this season. The former Crimson Tide star and Alabama icon was recently arrested and charged with reckless driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. Stabler said he will spend his time this fall trying to get his life in order.

The story said that Stabler was granted a leave of absence, suggesting that he asked to take the year off. Regardless of the nature of his departure from the Alabama broadcasting team, it is clear that Stabler is trying to figure out his life, for which he deserves praise.

Stabler was the face of some wild Raiders teams and led the Raiders to a Super Bowl title in 1977. He was on Alabama teams that won two Southeastern Conference titles, a national championships in 1965 and went undefeated in 1966. He was an entertaining, clutch player. The best of luck to him as he tries to improve his life.