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the Brandon Miller case in Alabama It exposed some ugly sides of college sports cultureAnd they came out loud and clear at the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament.
with Miller is still playing despite of Handing over a gun used in a fatal shooting Earlier this year, the Crimson Tide and advanced to the Finals with a 72-61 win over Missouri on Saturday. In the audience was a man wearing an Alabama T-shirt that read “GOAT” on the front and “KILL OUR WAY THROUGH THE SEC IN ’23” on the back.
When asked about the jersey by AL.com’s John Talley, the man responded with a snort, claimed to be an Alabama fan and said he’d be back Sunday for the Tide’s championship game against Texas A&M.
SEC spokesperson He later told AL.com Fans will not be allowed into Sunday’s final if they wear such a jersey and will be asked to leave if they wear it at any time:
SEC spokesperson Herb Vincent told AL.com that fans would not be allowed into Bridgestone Arena in jerseys on Sunday and that if fans ever wore them inside the arena, they would be asked to leave. The SEC’s fan ticket policy states that tickets are voidable if a user “is annoying, endangers others, or uses profane, threatening, or insulting language”.
The shirt is an obvious nod to Miller’s legal saga, as the new star handed a gun to former teammate Darius Miles that was later used to kill 23-year-old mother Gamma Harris on Jan. 15. Miles and Michael Davis, the man who allegedly shot, Both are facing murder charges. Miller has never been charged with a crime, eg Prosecutors indicated there was no evidence he knew the gun was going to be used in a crime when he handed it to Miles late at a nightclub..
The issue popped its head before the game as well, as a couple in Vanderbilt “Brandon Keeler” jerseys shouted, “You’re a killer and you know it,” and “God will judge you” during the warm-up.
miller, who described the situation as “heartbreaking” earlier this weekHe saw no consequences from Alabama and continued to play. A decision that Harris’s parents condemned. However, he has had some setbacks An introductory intro in which a team member pretends to be annoyed I was constantly booed and harassed on the road.