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Apr 30, 2013; Greensboro, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide head football coach Nick Saban looks on during the Chick-fil-A Challenge at the Reynolds Plantation Resort. Daniel Shirey/CFA-pr via USA TODAY Sports

Nick Saban To Be Subpoenaed In Lawsuit

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban will be subjected to a subpoena in a lawsuit over a car dealership, according to a report by

Attorneys for Hoover (Al.) Crown Automobiles filed notice of intent to subpoena Saban as part of an ongoing lawsuit over plans for a Mercedes-Benz dealership in Irondale, Alabama. Saban is to be one of the parties involved in the dealership.

According to the report:

“My partner and I have entered into a letter agreement with Mercedes Benz to open a new dealership in Irondale. We are honored to join the Mercedes family and are extremely excited about the benefits this dealership will bring to the citizens of Birmingham, Irondale and surrounding areas,” Saban said in a statement provided by his attorney, Bobby Plott.

The suit alleges the plans for the new dealership harm plans to sell the Crown dealership.

Before he got into coaching, Saban’s plans involved opening a car dealership, and this would certainly accomplish a long-time goal for the coach. Mercedes doesn’t allow personal naming of dealerships, so Alabama fans won’t be able to buy vehicles that come with tag covers labelled, ‘Saban Mercedes-Benz,’ unless some enterprising individual creates them to sell on Etsy.

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