Alabama basketball star Brandon Miller has come under media scrutiny for his role in the murder of a young woman that took place on January 15 by former Crimson Tide teammate Darius Miles.
As many know already, Miles appeared in court Tuesday to answer those charges and testimony came out that Miller gave Miles a gun the night of the murder.
What most didn’t know at the time and was later clarified, is that Miller was bringing Miles’ gun back to him. Miles had left it in Miller’s car earlier.
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Many questioned why Miller was allowed to continue to play and not kicked off the team and his lawyer explained what happened to Miller that night.
“Brandon and his family are horrified and saddened by the events that led to the senseless death of Ms. Harris and continue to offer their most sincere thoughts and prayers for her family,” said Tuscaloosa attorney Jim Standridge, who represents Miller.
Standridge then explained where his client was that night.
“At approximately midnight, Mr. Miles began asking Brandon to come pick him up so that they could leave and go to another location and join friends,” he said. “Brandon advised that he would be along later, and, approximately one hour later, Brandon began to leave the restaurant to pick up Mr. Miles, but first had to give another companion a ride home.”
Apparently, Miller came to pick up Miles before he and the other victim involved exchanged words.
“Without Brandon knowing any of this context, and as Brandon was already on the way to pick up Mr. Miles, Mr. Miles texted Brandon and asked him to bring him his firearm,” Standridge said. “Brandon subsequently arrived at the scene to pick up Mr. Miles. Brandon never got out of his vehicle or interacted with anyone in Ms. Harris’ party.”
Ms. Harris is Jamea Harris, the victim in the shooting.
“Brandon never touched the gun, was not involved in its exchange to Mr. Davis (Harris’ boyfriend) in any way, and never knew that illegal activity involving the gun would occur,” he said.
Standridge also pointed out that Miller has fully cooperated with officials, does not even own a gun, and has even allowed the police to extract his phone contents.
It appears that the only part Brandon Miller played in this was as a witness, nothing more.