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Daughter of Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban JammedUp With Legal Problems After Brawl Leaves Girl With Broken Nose

December 13, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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The daughter of legendary University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban is again JammedUp with legal problems in connection with a drunken brawl with a sorority sister because of a Facebook post.


Kristen Saban, daughter the Alabama coach, is being sued for $10,000 by her fellow Phi Mu sister Sarah Grimes, who alleges she was brutally beaten over a Facebook post after a night of heavy drinking.

Sarah Grimes - image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

Sarah Grimes – image courtesy of dailymail.co.uk

In March, a judge in Tuscaloosa ruled that Saban was acting in self defense and dismissed the lawsuit.

However, on Friday, the Alabama Supreme Court reversed the decision, saying that there is enough evidence for the case to move forward.

The lawsuit, which was filed back in June 2012, has been fully reinstated.

The fight occurred in the early morning hours on Aug. 29, 2010, after a night of drinking at a local bar in Tuscaloosa.

The two women and five other girlfriends were hanging out in Saban’s apartment when they began to argue over a boyfriend. Grimes told Saban to ‘shut up’ and that ‘others were tired of listening to her,’ according to court documents.

She then told Saban she was a “psycho” and ‘needed to get therapy”, Saban sniped back: ‘Because that worked really well for you,’ court records show.

Saban then went and locked herself in the bathroom, and posted on her Facebook: ‘No one likes Sarah, Yayyyyy!’

What happens after becomes a bit conflicting, both sorority sisters claim in legal filings that the other assaulted her badly.

In testimony given, Grimes claims that Saban ‘used both of her hands and shoved her into an open door frame,’ where she hit her head.

Grimes maintains that she had one hand on her throat, the other hand on her chest, and shoved her back’ in an attempted to get away.

However, Saban managed to get on top of her and “punched her in the face more than five times,leaving Grimes bleeding ‘all over the floor and all over herself,” running down her face and into her bra.

Grimes later testified that she sustained extensive’ injuries, including a swelling on her left temple and a black eye.

Saban’s account is different.

In her legal filings, she maintains that after she posted on Facebook, Grimes rushed over for a confrontation with her and began banging on her door.

Saban Testified: “She was screaming at me to take it off and cursing, and I finally took it off, and I opened the door, and I showed her,” according to court records. ‘I had my phone out, and I said, “It’s off. It’s off. “And then she took both of her hands and put them around my throat.”
Saban maintains that there was ‘just a lot of slapping and punching, not many [punches] landing, and scratching.’ Her injuries including a broken nose and scratches on her back, she testified.

In her suit, Grimes claims she was hurt so badly she suffered a concussion, an increase in migraine headaches, had nasal surgery and required psychological help.

‘As a result of the beating and the head injuries Sarah Grimes sustained by Kristen Saban, Sarah has sustained nightmares, anxiety, physical trembling, fears of dying from brain injuries, trouble sleeping, and intrusive recollections of the event,’ the lawsuit said.

Saban’s lawyer argued that Grimes was responsible for her own injuries.

The dismissal motion also said insurance covered Grimes’ medical costs, so Kristen Saban shouldn’t have to pay.

Kristen Saban pleaded guilty to an unspecified offense before the university’s judicial board but was not prosecuted criminally, according to the suit. It said she was required to undergo psychological screening and take an anger management class.

A 2009 news release from the university about sorority recruitment identified both Grimes, of Pensacola, Florida, and Kristen Saban as new members

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