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Just shut up and work, Tuscaloosa police ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by jr/shotglass, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    The University of Alabama is the only SEC school which does not reimburse its city's police department for working home football games. And the Tuscaloosa Police Department shelled out $544,459.50 in overtime pay for it in 2014.

    Alabama football has been getting millions in free policing on gameday
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    The Tuscaloosa cops are probably lucky they don't have to pay for tickets or parking to the game.
  3. jr/shotglass

    jr/shotglass Well-Known Member

    I'm sure the Tuscaloosa Police Department would be happy to reimburse them.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Alabama isn't alone when it comes to non-campus law enforcement working game days. The difference, at least in the Southeastern Conference, is that Alabama's the only one not paying for it.

    I expect the other 13 programs to stop paying, because they need to compete with Alabama.
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  5. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    Ole Miss got into a little bit of a kerfuffle recently when an off-duty cop hired for security roughed up a drunk, obnoxious fan at the OM-LSU game. His family posted photos of him with cuts, bruises and a black eye, claiming that was the cop's doing. Oxford police fired back by releasing his booking photo that showed considerably less damage, and hinting that the more severe injuries in the family's photo came after the kid ran his mouth in the jail and got his ass kicked by a jailhouse regular.

    Yeah, yeah, I know. A drunk, obnoxious fan at an Ole Miss game? Unpossible!
  6. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    My former brother-in-law pays for Christmas with the OT he gets working at his local SEC stadium on gamedays.

    Shit, my church, we have an annual festival, we pay three cops to be there every day.

    The fact that Alabama doesn't pay anything is remarkable. I wonder who engineered that deal?
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