If all three of these kids had suffered through Saban's processing, why was only one quoted?
This article outlines a situation that occurs at every single level of football, a player thinks he is healthy enough to play, but the coach thinks it is too risky. You have never heard of this happening? One guy had a shoulder problem, another one a back problem, and the last one an ACL injury. All three of these are legitimate injuries. They thought they were healthy enough to play, but they failed physicals.