Alabama linebacker Mekhi Brown has reportedly left the program.
It certainly seems like Mekhi Brown went out with a bang. The Alabama linebacker made his presence felt in the national title game last week.
After getting a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on a kickoff return for punching a Georgia player, Brown got into a sideline altercation where he tried to fight an Alabama assistant coach. Fellow linebacker Keith Holcombe had to restrain him.
Not one to go out quietly, Brown made a bone-crunching tackle on a kickoff later in the game. It looks like that was his final highlight with the Crimson Tide.
According to a new report from Mike Organ of The Tennessean, Brown has transferred from Alabama and enrolled at Tennessee State. He is reportedly set to begin classes at his new school.
Organ’s report claims that Brown’s transfer is not related to what happened during the national title game. Apparently, he applied to TSU during the fall and was accepted.
Brown just completed his redshirt sophomore season and would have two years of eligibility remaining beginning immediately. However, there is a catch.
Per Organ, Brown must meet certain requirements before being allowed to join the football program.
As a result of the incident in the national championship game against Georgia, Brown will have certain stipulations he must meet before being allowed to join the football team at TSU.
If he meets those stipulations Brown will be allowed to participate in spring practice with the Tigers and be eligible to play this fall with two years of eligibility remaining.
A former four-star recruit in the class of 2015, Brown redshirted as a freshman and then appeared in three games in 2016.
He saw his most extensive action this fall, playing in 12 games and making seven tackles. He’ll have the opportunity for increased playing time at Tennessee State.
Alabama begins its 2018 season against Louisville on Sept. 1.