SEC reviews use of Apple watches by Alabama players for training


Adam Spencer | 11 hours ago

Alabama coach Nick Saban recently revealed that Crimson Tide players have received Apple watches for training.

This prompted a response from Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, who said: “Our guys are doing the job. I don’t need an apple Watch to follow them. ”

ESPN journalist Mark Schlabach on Friday quoted sources as saying that the SEC is concerned with whether Crimson Tide players will be able to continue using the watches. The article contained information on who was using the watch data and a statement from the Alabama compliance department:

An Alabama spokesperson told ESPN on Friday that only director of sports medicine Jeff Allen is viewing information collected from players’ Apple watches, including sleep patterns, heart rate during workouts and other health-related data.

Matt Self, Alabama’s deputy senior director of athletics for compliance, said in a statement: “The SEC is aware that Alabama has supplied Apple watches to some of our student athletes. We are in constant communication with the SEC to discuss the appropriate use of these and other resources to ensure the health and well-being of our student athletes during this crisis. “

It will be a story to follow over the next few days. Teams across the country are trying to understand what they can and cannot do in these unprecedented times.


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