He understands that what he did was out of line, but Mekhi Brown was in the heat of the moment last Monday in a College Football Playoff National Championship where his school – the University of Alabama – would ultimately defeat University of Georgia, 26-23 in overtime.
Brown, who lashed out at an assistant coach following a penalty on kickoff coverage, made his decision to transfer to Tennessee State University official via Twitter on Monday. A story was later reported from Mike Organ of the Tennessean (part of USA TODAY network), confirming Brown’s transfer.
Hailing from Columbus, Ga., the former four-star prospect in the Crimson Tide’s 2015 signing class was recruited by the Tigers during his time at Carver High School.
I have transferred to Tennessee State University… #TSU 🐅🐅🐅
— Mekhi Quintay Brown (@MekhiBrownn) January 15, 2018
Brown, a redshirt sophomore, will be able to continue football next season – should he meet the stipulations of the Tigers per the article. The 6-foot-5, 246-pound outside linebacker collected seven total tackles last season, including three solo stops. He has already received much support from teammates at Alabama, as he is now enrolled at TSU and ready to begin a new chapter.
Gonna miss you bro✊🏼✊🏼 https://t.co/tXge4ZLWbT
— Thomas Fletcher (@longsnapfletch) January 16, 2018
Good luck bro. We are gonna miss you at Bama https://t.co/jYl98OsrQi
— Mac Hereford (@Mac_Hereford) January 16, 2018
Him leaving had nothing to do with the Championship game……. Bruhh was planning on leaving half way through the year and still balled every time he was on the field much love brudda Ima support regardless 💯💯💯💯
— Josh Jacobs (@iAM_JoshJacobs) January 16, 2018
Brown takes two Southeastern Conference championship rings (2015-16) and a national championship ring to the Tigers.