Former Alabama basketball player Darius Miles is facing capital murder charges after allegedly providing the gun used by Michael Davis in the fatal shooting of Jamea Harris.

On Tuesday, a court hearing unveiled new information about potential involvement by Alabama star freshman Brandon Miller, who allegedly brought the gun to Miles before the shooting.

Coach Nate Oats issued a statement on the matter involving Miller, saying Miller was in the “wrong spot at the wrong time.” That statement angered many, who felt Oats was making light of an incident that took a young mother’s life.

Oats has since tried to clarify his remarks, saying they were “unfortunate.”

On Wednesday’s edition of “McElroy and Cubelic in the Morning” on WJOX, host Greg McElroy, a former Alabama star QB, ripped into Oats for his careless comments (via

“I’ve been on the radio nine years,” McElroy said. “I’ve had to cover some very difficult and uncomfortable stories. This is the worst. It’s the worst for a whole bunch of reasons — one, a mother is dead in her early 20s; two, it involves my school. I’m a proud graduate of the University of Alabama. I have multiple degrees from the University of Alabama.

“… I think what Nate Oats said yesterday was despicable — despicable. I can remove my allegiance from what was said yesterday. It’s an embarrassment. And this whole situation, for all involved, is tragic.

“… He is a phenomenal basketball coach — operative word there, basketball coach. Phenomenal. But what he said yesterday in the press conference was flat-out embarrassing. Absolutely uncalled for, completely unsympathetic. And completely ridiculous.”

Miller has not been charged with a crime in the case. Alabama plays at South Carolina on Wednesday night.