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Should Brandon Miller Be Allowed To Play? Debate Rages Over College Hoops Star Embroiled In Gun Controversy

by Black America Web

One of the most contentious debates happening in all of sports centers on a top college basketball player who is linked to an ongoing murder investigation.

Brandon Miller, a star for the University of Alabama men’s basketball team, provided the gun used in the murder of a young Black mother allegedly committed by his now-former teammate and another man, according to testimony from law enforcement officials. In spite of that damning allegation, Miller has been allowed to continue playing with the team uninterrupted as the Crimson Tide enjoy its best season in years.

The collision of the above truths has especially stoked the anger of the family of Jamea Jonae Harris, who was killed after Darius Miles allegedly shot her for refusing advances from himself and Michael Lynn Davis in the early morning hours of Jan. 15 in Tuscaloosa. Miles, whose name has been removed from the team roster on the university’s athletics website, and Davis have both been charged with capital murder and face life in prison if convicted.


Miller, who reportedly received a request via text from Miles to bring a gun, notably has avoided any criminal charges for his reported role.

The only apparent punishment Miller has received has come in the form of boos, which were rained down upon him from the opposing crowd during a game at the University of South Carolina this week when he still scored 41 points, including the game-winning shot.

The combination of the above has prompted one question in particular: Should Brandon Miller still be allowed to play?

What happened?

The shooting took place close to the campus of the University of Alabama, where Darius Miles — one of the two suspects — played on the men’s basketball team. Harris’ mother said her daughter and her daughter’s boyfriend drove from Birmingham to Tuscaloosa to visit Harris’ cousin, who attends the University of Alabama. When…

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