Police revealed earlier this week that Alabama freshman phenom Brandon Miller has a connection to a deadly capturing close to campus final month.
According to police, Miller transported, although by no means dealt with, the alleged homicide weapon to his ex-teammate, Darius Miles. The gun was legally owned by Miles, who then allegedly gave it to Michael Davis.
Miles and Davis have been charged with capital homicide within the dying of 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris. And police say Miller won’t be charged.
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Because Miller has cooperated with legislation enforcement and stayed out of authorized bother, he has continued to play for the group, drawing loads of backlash.
Despite getting a standing ovation in his first house sport again, Miller nonetheless stirred anger elsewhere.
Since the beginning of the season, at any time when Miller has been launched as a member of the beginning lineup, a teammate pats him down as if Miller have been going via safety. Despite the most recent revelation, Miller and a teammate continued to ritual and obtained loads of backlash.
“Absolutely terrible look for Alabama,” OutKick’s David Hookstead tweeted.
“At best tone deaf, at worst heartless towards the victim’s family,” another Twitter user wrote.
“If you’re Brandon Miller you’ve gotta think about at least ditching the security pat down intro, no?” another said.
Head coach Nate Oats, who has defended the choice to proceed taking part in Miller, addressed the ritual after the sport and mentioned it is going to now not happen.
“I think that’s something that’s been going on all year. I don’t really know. I don’t watch our introductions, I’m not involved with them. I’m drawing up plays during that time. Regardless, it’s not appropriate, it’s been addressed and I can assure you it definitely will not happen again the remainder of this year,'” Oats said.
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Miller is taken into account a witness, not a suspect, within the homicide.
“On January 14th, Brandon played in a basketball game in the afternoon and later was asked by Darius Miles for a ride to the Strip area to go to a nightclub,” Miller’s lawyer, Jim Standridge, mentioned in an announcement, by way of the Tuscaloosa Patch.
“Mr. Miles brought his legal handgun and left it in the backseat of Brandon’s vehicle. Brandon never saw the handgun nor handled it. Further, it is our understanding that the weapon was concealed under some clothing in the backseat of his car.”
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Despite receiving chants of “lock him up” earlier this week at South Carolina, Miller dropped 41 factors, together with the game-winning shot, in a 78-76 extra time victory. He is prone to be a top-five choose on this summer time’s NBA Draft and will even go within the prime three.