After Alabama Crimson Tide men’s hoops coach Nate Oats vowed that Brandon Miller wouldn’t do his arguable pat-down ritual again, it appears nan freshman standout has made immoderate changes to his societal media account.
Miller’s erstwhile Twitter banner showed his pregame ritual, which is to locomotion successful during introductions and get a pat-down by a teammate. Since it came retired that he was linked to a shooting adjacent field involving erstwhile teammate Darius Miles and 20-year-old Michael "Buzz" Davis, that pregame ritual isn’t sitting good pinch nan public.
Miller has now changed his Twitter bio to a animation drafting of himself wearing an Alabama jersey that says "BLESSED" connected nan front.
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Brandon Miller of nan Crimson Tide is patted down by a teammate during subordinate introductions earlier nan Kentucky Wildcats crippled astatine Coleman Coliseum connected Jan. 7, 2023, successful Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Brandon Sumrall/Getty Images)
Fox News Digital sent Alabama respective emails, including 1 inquiring astir nan timing of nan alteration to Miller's societal media account, but received nary response.
Police identified Miller, 20, arsenic nan 1 who transported nan weapon belonging to Miles that was utilized successful nan January sidesplitting of 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris.
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Miller’s attorney, Jim Standridge, noted his customer was unaware astatine nan clip that he was successful possession of nan handgun, which has cleared nan measurement for Alabama to let him to proceed playing. Standridge released a connection that said Miller "never saw nan handgun" erstwhile he drove down to meet Miles and Davis.
"Brandon does not ain a firearm and has ne'er moreover handled a firearm," nan connection read. "Moreover, he had nary knowledge of immoderate effort to usage immoderate weapon."
North Carolina defender R.J. Davis goes to nan handbasket arsenic Alabama guardant Brandon Miller defends successful nan Phil Knight Invitational connected Nov. 27, 2022, successful Portland, Oregon. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
But since nan constabulary grounds revealed Miller’s involvement, nan Crimson Tide person received backlash from galore believing that Miller shouldn’t beryllium allowed to suit up each night.
As for his pregame ritual, it’s thing that has gone connected each season, but this improvement doesn’t make it look good.
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"I deliberation that's thing that's been going connected each year. I don't really know," Oats said. "I don't watch our introductions, I'm not progressive pinch them. I'm drafting up plays during that time. Regardless, it's not appropriate, it's been addressed and I tin guarantee you it decidedly will not hap again nan remainder of this year."
In his first game since being named successful nan case, wherever Davis and Miles are facing superior execution charges, Miller heard "lock him up" chants coming from nan opposing South Carolina Gamecocks’ crowd. Miller ended up dropping a career-high 41 points, including nan game-winning shot, for nan Crimson Tide.
Brandon Miller of nan Crimson Tide flies to nan handbasket for a slam-dunk against nan Florida Gators astatine Coleman Coliseum connected Feb. 8, 2023, successful Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Brandon Sumrall/Getty Images)
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Miller, a projected apical 5 prime successful nan 2023 NBA Draft, is Alabama’s starring scorer arsenic they purpose to unafraid a spot successful nan NCAA Tournament successful nan coming weeks.
Fox News' Paullina Dedaj contributed to this report.
Scott Thompson is simply a sports writer for Fox News Digital.