Hurricane Harvey has impacted a number of players in college football, including one member of the Alabama football program.
During his Thursday radio show, Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban revealed the family of defensive back Tony Brown in Beaumont, Texas has been displaced due to the storm.
Brown’s father is in poor health, so Nick Saban is going above and beyond to help the family out.
From Alex Scarborough of ESPN:
While Brown’s family home in Beaumont hasn’t been damaged, streets are flooded and impassable, Saban said, creating a difficult situation for Brown’s father, who is in poor health and currently staying in a shelter.
As a result, Saban said that the team will have Brown’s father helicoptered to a hotel in College Station.
It’s an incredible gesture by Saban and the program.
The good news for the Brown family is that the home was not damaged, but there is severe flooding in the streets.
Starting quarterback Jalen Hurts is another player whose family is affected by the storm. Hurts is from the Houston area and he is unsure if his family will be able to travel to Atlanta for Saturday’s season opener against No. 3 Florida State.
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