There’s Even More Fallout From the Brandon Miller Situation At Alabama

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The Brandon Miller saga at Alabama has been national news for a week now. The situation is in relation to the star freshman forward’s alleged involvement in a January shooting that has resulted in murder charges against his former teammate Darius Miles.

The shooting, which resulted in the death of Jamea Harris, was brought back into the spotlight this week with new testimony by Tuscaloosa detective Branden Carpenter. In it, he said that the murder weapon was in Miller’s car up until shortly before the shooting.

That set out national outrage that the projected lottery pick was still playing. And, Alabama coach Nate Oats didn’t help the situation when he chalked up the ordeal to Miller being “in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

Miller has not let it affect his play, though. He’s had a remarkably 65 points in two games this week, 41 in a monster effort against South Carolina and 24 in Saturday’s come-from-behind win against Arkansas.

But, more controversy came Saturday, when in the pregame introductions, Brandon Miller imitated getting patted down by a teammate.

It’s important to note that this has been his standard introduction all year, but you’d think they would’ve thought better of it given recent events.

Afterwards, Oats, spoke out about the incident.

Here’s the problem, though. On Sunday, Miller’s twitter banner was still a photo of the introduction.

At a massive athletic department like Alabama, they should probably be paying someone to handle the PR of this situation better.