Posted: Wednesday, August 20th 2008 at 12:07pm
Saban assistant faces disciplinary action for letter
By The Associated Press
PELL CITY, Ala. -- The administrative assistant for Alabama football coach Nick Saban used athletic department stationary to recommend probation for a man convicted of smuggling a small amount of marijuana into a state prison. Glenda Edwards faces possible disciplinary action from the university. Athletics spokesman Doug Walker said Edwards admitted to using department stationary to write the one-page letter to St. Clair County Circuit Court Judge Charles Robinson. She was seeking a sentence of probation for former correctional officer Tommie Borden. Borden and a former prison guard were convicted in June of second-degree promoting prison contraband and received two years in prison. Walker said Edwards was not available for comment.