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University Of Alabama Basketball Player Charged With Capital Murder

Written by Tony Ghaul

University of Alabama men’s basketball player Darius Miles was among those charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a 23-year-old woman near Bryant-Denny Stadium.

Miles, 21, and Michael Lynn Davis, 20, were charged in the death of Jamea Jonae Harris in an early Sunday morning shooting that took place blocks from the football stadium in Tuscaloosa, according to WBRC-TV.

Miles, who is from Washington D.C., is a junior at the University of Alabama and played forward for the school’s basketball team. He was reportedly benched during the team’s game against Louisiana State University Saturday due to an ankle injury.

The University of Alabama kicked Miles off the team following the news of his murder arrest, it said in a statement.

“We were made aware of the recent charge against student-athlete Darius Miles; he has been removed from campus and is no longer a member of the Alabama men’s basketball team,” the university said.

Miles had participated in six games this season. The last time he played for the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide, on Dec. 20, 2022, he scored two points in Alabama’s 84-64 win over Jackson State.

Alabama basketball player Darius Miles. Photo courtsey of The Guardian

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