[BN Original Content] The Mekhi Brown debacle

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    As is usually the case during high stakes games, tensions were flaring during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game between Alabama and Georgia. At one point in the third quarter, an Alabama player got a little too heated, which led to a reaction on the sidelines that got everyone talking. Mekhi Brown gained national fame and notoriety during Alabama’s 26-23 win over Georgia during the College Football Playoff National Championship by committing an unsportsmanlike penalty late in the third quarter of the game and then proceeding to throw a tantrum on the sideline. The incident included an outburst in which he went after a Crimson Tide assistant coach.

    Brown, a 6 foot 5, 240 pound redshirt junior linebacker, announced via twitter shortly after the game that he would be transferring to Tennessee State University and will play football at the school provided he meets certain stipulations stemming from his title game sideline outburst.

    Brown, a former four- star prospect from Columbus, Georgia, had six tackles for the Crimson Tide during the 2017 season. According to several reports, Brown had already applied to Tennessee State prior to the College Football Playoff.

    Brown was fortunate not to be ejected from the game after appearing to throw a punch at a Georgia player. After getting called for an unsportsmanlike penalty at the end of a play (cameras from ESPN First and 10 cam appeared to catch the infraction that could have led to an ejection). While on the sideline,

    Brown appeared to be calmed down by Coach Saban and another assistant coach. But as things seemed to settle down, Brown had some words to say to someone on the sideline. It is unclear from the video exactly who he was directing his frustrations at, but he needed to be held back by others on the Bama’ sideline.

    His incident on the sideline likely only created more enemies for him. The redshirt sophomore has mostly been limited to special teams’ duties during his Alabama career. He appeared sparingly on defense, tallying just six tackles, per the teams’ official website.
     
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