Alright y’all, I’m sure by now you’ve heard of this scandalous lawsuit involving Nick Saban’s daughter, Kristen. If you haven’t that’s okay considering all of us at school didn’t even know why she was kicked out of Phi Mu until now. Things have been kept pretty tightly under wraps. Basically, a drunken argument escalated and Kristen beat the crap out of her best friend and sorority sister, Sarah Grimes. There was hair-pulling, punching, and a lot of blood. Poor Sarah needed nasal reconstructive surgery and therapy afterwards and now she’s suing for $10,000. You can read the full court report, if you wish.
People are going all crazy over this saying it’s her parents’ fault and blah, blah, blah. Well, no it’s not. It’s Kristen’s fault. And as a member of the Alabama family, I can say that I’m a little embarrassed. These things happen everywhere, but she’s in the public eye because her dad is like God in Alabama and is the most watched college football coach these days. So while two other sorority girls are attacking each other and no one knows about it, it doesn’t matter. This however, makes everyone think that this is how sorority girls at Alabama act. And this is simply not the case.
When I went through rush, Kristen was in one of my preference night parties. Everyone knew who she was and heard that she had some issues. Girls would try to talk to her and make friends with her (whether because they wanted to or because they wanted to meet her dad, I’m not sure), but she wasn’t having it. She turned her nose up at everyone around her. I didn’t interact with her at all, but I did notice how snotty she was and definitely had a big chip on her shoulder.
After rush we all found out she pledged Phi Mu, which wasn’t surprising. We all heard rumblings throughout the week that they wanted her, and I don’t think any other house wanted the trouble. We didn’t run in the same circles (as Alabama is huge) and I didn’t go to the same bars, me being a year older. But I ran into Kristen once at the Spirit Halloween Party Store. I didn’t talk to her because 1. I didn’t care and 2. I didn’t have anything to say. We were in the same aisle, made eye contact, and I smiled. She just stared at me. Like it was some foreign concept to smile at someone in your vicinity. Like how dare I smile at a Saban. Please.
So when we all found out that she was kicked out, we again weren’t surprised. We were certainly curious, though. Now that this story has come out, it’s very clear why. Sigh. Before this fight went down, Kristen lost a very dear friend, which I’m sure sent her into an emotional spiral. Still not an excuse, but it may provide some insight into her behavior. I hope she can come through this and get it together.
Anyway, I guess I just want to say please don’t judge my school or Greek system based on some high-profile sorority throw down!
Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Alabama who has an obsession with cupcakes, coffee, and Harry Potter. She always has random fun facts on reserve and aspires to be a professional blogger, social media bug, and/or James Franco’s assistant. Follow her fabulous life @caitlincorsetti. You’re welcome!
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