Brandon Miller accompanied by security amid threats, online messages, per HC Nate Oats
Brandon Miller, one of the best college basketball players in the nation, has been the topic of some controversy since it was revealed that he, unknowingly or otherwise, brought former teammate Darius Miles the weapon that was used to murder a Tuscaloosa woman in January.
Miller was not charged with a crime in the investigation and was allowed to immediately resume basketball activities at Alabama. Some disagree with Alabama’s decision, while others argue that because he was not charged the Crimson Tide made the right call.
On Wednesday, head coach Nate Oats revealed that because of constant threats and messages online, Miller has had to be accompanied by a security guard.
#Alabama HC Nate Oats says Brandon Miller is accompanied by a security guard due to messages / threats online.
— Austin Hannon (@AustinHannonSI) March 15, 2023
The Crimson Tide is where it is at because of Miller, perhaps the best freshman in the country. Alabama cruised to the No. 1 overall seed and have a favorable path to the Final Four. Not to mention, he’s been able to do so despite the constant pressure.
Here’s Oats’ full comments on the matter:
Nate Oats’ response when asked today about Brandon Miller being accompanied by additional security at the NCAA Tournament. pic.twitter.com/d6N7WHfskd
— Brendan Quinn (@BFQuinn) March 15, 2023
It’s not often that a college basketball player needs security on a regular basis, and it’s a sad and bizarre situation all around. Alabama basketball faces off against Texas A&M CC on Thursday.
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It’s too bad Jamea wasn’t accompanied by a security guard.
Too bad there wasn’t a security guard around to stop Jalen Carter from fleeing the scene. Investigation still ongoing btw.
Dawg Talk…I totally agree with you.
It wouldn’t be necessary if the media would have waited for the trial and legal facts. So, yeah, ain’t it a shame.
Bamalicious…In today’s world cases are tried in “the Court of Public Opinion”.
Unknowingly or otherwise. That’s really the only part that matters to me when it comes to Alabama basketball. Time will tell.
What do you mean by “time will tell”?
The texts to Miller are the key, and we don’t know what they said. If they say what Miller’s attorney says, then Miller and Bama should be fine. If they say some form of, bring me my gun, then that’s a very different story.
Huh? The investigation is over and Miller has been completely vindicated by law enforcement and the DA office. He is purely a cooperating witness at this point. They have already reviewed the text messages, dash cam video, witness testimony, video surveillance, etc. There is an entire timeline of events supported by this evidence.
The two men responsible have been indicted by a Grand Jury and sit in jail.
Miller is a cooperating witness, which could also mean he could have got a deal for immunity for his testimony to guarantee a conviction for Miles and his buddy. Happens all the time, does not a mean he wasn’t involved. Does mean he could be a “rat.”
Ahh another uninformed person who chooses to ignore the facts presented to them so that they can create their own narrative and assume something that you have no idea is true.
Another person completely ignoring the fact that there is very little question as to what happened and Miller’s role. You want there to be more to the story that just isn’t there.
I implore you to actually do some research and look into the facts of the case. It’s all there. It’s easy to find. Stay off Twitter.
I would put most of the blame on the media. If they aren’t deliberately pushing a narrative they are usually woefully uninformed but still put out statements based in half truths. The section show had a talking head say that Miller was involved in a murder without any qualifying statements. If you didn’t know any of the facts that statement would lead most to believe he was the trigger man.Most people don’t know the actual true story. The rest of the blame goes to people who refuse to acknowledge the facts and run with whatever narrative fits them. This is a perfect example for both. Miller has tons of probable doubt (did he know the gun was in the car?) and has never been charged. How do you punish someone who didn’t break a rule or a law?
What are the facts that exonerate Miller not being involved? You can be involved and not criminally charged for several reasons. A attorney’s statement is not fact, nor is it required to be.
agree with you both here. darth is right in that there is a significantly less amount of journalistic integrity now than what was even present just 10 yrs ago. however, what are the facts that have exonerated miller here? there seems to be a lot more assumption and speculation from both sides of the aisle on the matter….than actual conclusive information.
There is dash cam footage, provided by Miller, text message exchanges, also provided by Miller, video surveillance from surrounding businesses, witness testimony, testimony from the vic tims themselves, and testimony from law enforcement and the DA. All of this proves a specific timeline of events.
Again, You are completely ignoring the fact that there is very little question as to what happened and Miller’s role. You want there to be more to the story that just isn’t there.
Miller has been judged by the police and the district attorney to have not broken any laws, that he is not a suspect, and, indeed, that he is a cooperating witness who turned over his phone and dash cam to help in the investigation.