The Alabama basketball program has been hit with some controversy after junior forward Darius Miles was arrested for capital murder.
According to authorities, Miles provided the gun to Michael Lynn Davis that led to the murder of Jamea Jonae Harris because she declined a man’s flirting advances.
Both men face a lot of time in prison, and they deserve everything single amount of time they get.
The Crimson Tide basketball team they have had to figure out how to move past this. Head coach Nate Oats is going about it very interestingly, though. He has reached out to Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Lewis about the situation especially considering his daughter went to Alabama.
Speaking publicly for the second time since Sunday’s arrest of Darius Miles for capital murder, Alabama men’s basketball coach Nate Oats revealed Tuesday he spoke to former NFL linebacker Ray Lewis in the wake of the incident.
“His daughter went to Alabama a year-and-a-half ago,” Oats said during an interview with Crimson Tide Sports Network before Tuesday night’s game at Vanderbilt. “He went through a similar situation in Atlanta. He played in the NFL. He told me what he thought guys needed to hear.”
“I just thought he’s been through, you know, a tragic situation,” Oats said, via AL.com. “One of the more mentally tough athletes in my time. His daughter went to Alabama, so I was able to get his number. I talked to him. He didn’t talk to the team or anything. But he kind of talked to me. He’s a man of faith as well. Just kind of told me to share a little word with him, pray with him. That’s what they need right now. His daughter went to school here a year-and-a-half ago, so she’s pretty shook up by the whole situation, too.”
Very interesting source to have in a very tragic situation.
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