The former Alabama and NFL quarterback is now selling his own brand of wine.
Bob Carlton of the BIRMINGHAM NEWS reported of Stabler’s new booze biz in January:
Stabler’s wine has a suggested retail price of $11.99 a bottle, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the XOXO Stabler Foundation, which supports such charities as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the Mulherin Custodial Home for special-needs children in Mobile, and Mobile’s Camp Rap-A-Hope, a summer camp for children with cancer.
“It matters just the fact that you are giving,” he said. “It’s not a matter of how much you give. We will give as much as we possibly can.”
Stabler, who has done numerous wine tastings at restaurant and grocery locations in recent weeks around the state of Alabama, said of his decision to sell alcohol in light of his DUI arrests:
The 65-year-old, silver-haired Stabler said Friday he has no concerns about marketing an alcoholic beverage with his name, number and legacy attached to it.
“No, not at all,” he said. “It’s all about our foundation. It’s all about celebrating those teams.
“I didn’t ship a thousand cases in here to drink,” he added.
Stabler was arrested for DUI in 1995, 2001 and 2008. During his most recent arrest, he admitted to the presiding officer that he’d been drinking and was caught driving without a license.
Stabler, who was most recently pulled over after nearly colliding with a police car, refused to take a sobriety test before being charged with DUI.
Stabler was later acquitted of all of the aforementioned charges by a Robertsdale, Alabama, judge.
More from Carlton’s story in the Birmingham News last January 15 on Stabler’s alcohol-selling venture.
“Also, very honestly, Kenny more than anybody understands the accountability and responsibility of alcohol and drinking,” his business partner, Kim Ross Bush, said. “We’re not promoting this product to under-age drinkers. There comes accountability and responsibility.”
“We’ve answered the question,” Stabler said.
Correction: “they’ve answered the question.”
As in everyone but Stabler himself.