Former Boston Celtics teammates Chris Herren and Antoine Walker were the latest big name motivational speakers to visit the University of Alabama to speak to the football team as they ramp up preparations for the season opener.
Both Herren and Walker’s struggles were well documented during and after their career, Herren’s being with addiction and Walker’s being with his finances. However, both overcame their troubles and when they met with the team they were able to give the players great insight into making the right decisions off the field.
“He had a lot of great messages, mostly about spending your money wisely, knowing it’s not worth being in the limelight and wasting your money when you get there,” said senior lineman Ari Kouandjio of Walker’s speech. “He reminded us to be wise about it.”
Saban has been ushering big names into the clubhouse this offseason to give players different perspectives on life, the game, and their future. He hopes that these established names will provide inspiration for his players to live the right way and find success on and off the field.
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Watch Chris Herren Speaking at the 2012 Cox RI Sports Awards in June: