Alabama Coach Reveals He Spoke To Former NFL Star After Player's Arrest
Alabama basketball coach Nate Oates has a tough situation on his hands.
Earlier this week, now-former Crimson Tide basketball player Darius Miles was arrested and charged with capital murder.
He admitted to providing another man with a handgun to allegedly fire the weapon and kill a young woman near the University of Alabama campus.
Oates apparently reached out to former NFL superstar Ray Lewis for advice on the situation.
"Her daughter moved to Alabama a year and a half ago. She went through a similar situation in Atlanta.
He played in the NFL. He told me what he thought people needed to hear," Oates said, according to the Crimson Tide Sports Network.
In 2000, Lewis had a complicated murder case of his own.
The Pro Football Hall of Famer was arrested for double homicide after an incident at a Super Bowl party in Atlanta that resulted in two people being stabbed to death.
His murder charges were eventually dropped in favor of misdemeanor obstruction of justice.
Despite providing the handgun "immediately" before the shooting, Miles and his attorney maintain the 21-year-old's innocence.
Miles is no longer a member of the Alabama basketball program.