( CNN) Former NBA star Charles Barkley weighed in on the Alabama Senate race Saturday, saying embattled Republican candidate Roy Moore should be disqualified from the hasten because of his association with onetime White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Barkley, who fixed the remarks to reporters before the Alabama-Auburn football game, added that the backing from Bannon should have “disqualified Roy Moore way before this wives stuff came up.”

Moore is facing accusations that he engaged romantic its relation with several girls once they are boys and he was in his 30 s, including one maiden who alleges she was 14 at the time she said Moore touched her inappropriately. The legal age of consent in Alabama is 16. Another woman has accused Moore of sexually onslaught her when she was 16.