During an interview with a Pittsburgh sports radio station on July 26, former Pitt and NFL linebacker Ralph Cindrich — now working as a sports agent — accused Alabama coach Nick Saban of paying his players.
“Everybody has something on Nick Saban,” Cindrich said without offering what he had on the Crimson Tide coach. “And if he has a problem with anything I say, come on after me, big guy.”
Saban didn’t respond to Cindrich’s accusations, but his fans sure did.
The Twitter hashtag #BamaMob was created as a means of allegiance in going after Cindrich for his comments. Cindrich found the threats harsh enough that he brought the authorities in.
Complaints filed w/ US Attorney Hickton, DA Zappala, FBI Special Agent in Charge-Pgh Office. Terrorists threats from #BamaMob jagoffs.
— Ralph Cindrich (@RalphCindrich) July 30, 2012
Cindrich’s Twitter profile now proudly advertises his ability to “keep on trucking” despite the “#BamaMob Klan tactics.”
While no one should ever issue someone a physical threat, Cindrich should probably keep quiet unless he has any proof of actual wrongdoing. Ralph Cindrich profile