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AL Governor Bentley Denies Knowledge, Involvement With UAB Football Decision

Alabama Governor Robert Bentley has denied any knowledge of premeditated plans to kill UAB football:

Gov. Robert Bentley didn't find out about the UAB administration's plan to eliminate the football program until the media did, he told reporters after an event in Birmingham Monday promoting his tax reform plan.

"I found out about it when y'all found out about it," Bentley said.

When a reporter asked Bentley to comment on State Rep. Jack Williams' call for Watts to resign over the documents, Bentley said, "I am here to talk about taxes, I am not here to talk about UAB, so I'm not going to comment on that."