The Alabama Player Who Went Ballistic On The Sidelines Has Left The Program

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Alabama linebacker Mekhi Brown is done playing football for the Crimson Tide, and is transferring to Tennessee State.

Brown announced the news Monday night when he tweeted, “I have transferred to Tennessee State University… #TSU.”

There’s absolutely no indication that his decision to leave is because of his insane behavior during the national title game, where he punched a Georgia player and went after a coach.

Here’s what I wrote after the national championship game:

I’m sorry to all the Alabama fans out there, but this kid has got to go. Yes, I’m aware that Brown came back in the game and made a huge tackle. Yes, I’m aware that football and sports in general are emotionally high events.

It still doesn’t matter to me one bit.

You can’t have a player punching opponents, getting into it with teammates and then going after a coach. It’s simply unacceptable. Saban should have cut him right then and there. I would have had some police officers escort him to the locker room and he would have never worn an Alabama jersey for the rest of his life if I was the coach.

The reality of the situation is that things in the sports world are rarely ever fully known by the public. All we get are second hand reports from the media, and then occasionally some inside info from sources.

We will likely never know the full motivation for why Brown has left the Crimson Tide program, but I wouldn’t be shocked at all if his sideline actions played a role in his decision.

Hopefully he’s able to go to TSU and have a great season. Maybe the dream of the NFL isn’t dead just yet.

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