Brandon Miller is finally breaking his silence ever since his name came up in a murder investigation.
The Alabama Crimson Tide has kept entirely quiet the last couple of weeks after it was reported he transported the murder weapon used in the death of a 23-year-old woman in January. Days after being named the SEC Player of the Year, Miller is now opening up on the murder and the backlash he received.
“I never lose sight of the fact that a family has lost one of their loved ones that night,” Miller said. “This whole situation is just really heartbreaking. Respectfully, that’s all I’m going to be able to say on that.”
Back in January, Miller reportedly transported the weapon to former teammate Darius Miles, the legal owner of the firearm. Miles added that he gave the gun to Michael Davis, who shot and killed Jamea Harris. Both Miles and Davis have been charged with capital murder. Cops said they are unable to charge Miller with anything.
Days after the revelation of Miller’s link to the murder, Miller caused more backlash before a game when he came out during warmups being frisked by a teammate. The freshman was hit with chants of “lock him up” by the South Carolina fan base during a game before that incident. He dropped 41 points and the game-winning shot in a 78-76 overtime victory.
“We hear the chants,” said Miller. “I feel like we really just lean on each other to go to places like that and pull out tough wins.”
Miller is projected to be a top-5 pick in this summer’s draft.
“I hear a lot of people in ears of chants,” he said. “I just feel like I lean on these guys next to me to build me up to the person I am now.”
Miller has continued to play as he has remained out of legal trouble, which was a decision his head coach made.
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