Nick Saban’s foray into the car dealership business isn’t going as smoothly as the ball coach probably hoped. According to FOX6 News, Saban is going to be subpoenaed for his plans to open a Mercedes-Benz dealership with his business partner in Irondale, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham.
The lawsuit is not going after Saban and his partner, but rather Mercedes-Benz USA. FOX6 reporter John Huddleston shares the following:
Saban is not named as a defendant in the suit, which is between Crown Automobile in Hoover and Mercedes-Benz USA. Crown claims that allowing Saban and his business partner to build a new dealership in Irondale will infringe on their market and violate the Alabama Motor Vehicle Franchise Act.
The subpoena served to Saban asks that he turn over all correspondance relating to the venture including documents, emails, notes and even text messages.
Despite the roadblock, Saban seems excited with his new business venture. His attorney shared the following words from the coach:
“My partner and I have entered into a letter agreement with Mercedes Benz to open a new dealership in Irondale. We are honored to join the Mercedes family and are extremely excited about the benefits this dealership will bring to the citizens of Birmingham, Irondale and surrounding areas.”
Somewhere there’s an Auburn fan smiling.