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Alabama player who went off on sidelines headed to Tennessee State

Tennessee State has landed another FBS transfer, this one from Alabama. But you probably know him better for sideline antics.

Alabama player who went off on sidelines headed to Tennessee State

A week after losing his mind on the sidelines during the College Football Playoff national title game, Alabama’s Mehki Brown is HBCU bound.

Brown will continue his education and his football career at Tennessee State, according to the Tenneseean. The announcement comes days after he was seen attempting to attack an assistant coach on the sidelines on national TV.

The timing of his transfer appears to be a coincidence as he had reportedly applied to TSU and been admitted during the fall, according to the report. The 6’5, 240-pound sophomore would be eligible to play immediately and have two years of eligibility remaining.

His implosion came after punching Georgia’s Wyatte Payne in the national title game. An enraged Brown attempted to confront an assistant before a teammate held him back.

Brown apologized for his behavior after the game.

A familiar issue

Tennessee State had some less-than-jovial sideline action of its own in 2017. Latrelle Lee was captured on video striking strength and conditioning coach T.J. Greenstone in the head. He was released from the team and expelled from school.

TSU has been a haven for FBS players during head coach Rod Reed’s tenure, drawing heavily from several programs in the SEC as well as the ACC.

HBCU Gameday Founder. Veteran journalist/blogger.

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