On signing day, the University of Alabama set up a live internet video stream of the fax machine in its football office.
As the commitments from recruits rolled in, an Alabama student and member of the school’s official Crimson Cabaret dance team was charged with picking up the faxes - resulting in her being caught on the webcam.
The next day, the BIRMINGHAM NEWS reported that SEC Commissioner Mike Slive disapproved of the dance team member, in her official UA uniform, being seen on camera while accessing the faxes:
SEC spokesman Charles Bloom says league Commissioner Mike Slive “felt it was inappropriate” and called Crimson Tide athletic director Mal Moore Thursday morning. Bloom says an SEC school called the commissioner, but wouldn’t identify the university.
Considering the woman seen on the webcam was a UA dance team member in the same uniform she often wears as an officially-sanctioned Univ. of Alabama representative, part of me is inclined to think that Slive owes an apology to the Alabama student for needlessly insulting her.
With that in mind, I have learned the identity of the Alabama student Commissioner Slive referred to as “inappropriate” so he might contact her to offer his regret for his “inappropriate” public comments made about her.
Her name is Briana Baisden.
I’m not kidding about that apology.
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