All along, sources inside Alabama had signaled that stud PG Collin Sexton had been largely swept up in the ongoing FBI probe of college basketball corruption and fraud. But, we were assured, his wrongdoing, if any, was limited and would not affect his eligibility. As late as Monday, we were still hearing that the university was waiting on a determination, but that no drastic action was expected.
Statement from Alabama AD Greg Byrne: "Collin Sexton will sit out of Friday’s season opener against Memphis to serve a one-game suspension for a violation of NCAA rules. He will be eligible for competition in the team’s home opener on Tuesday versus Lipscomb."— Charlie Potter (@Charlie_Potter) November 10, 2017
Trust the other Process. All was as it seemed. Collin Sexton will miss one game for a minor infraction, but he is eligible for Tuesday night’s contest versus Lipscomb.
This pivotal season has been salvaged, and the Tide’s program-changer will be on campus. Chalk one up for Alabama’s proactive compliance department, the very best in the nation, and immediate aggressive action by Greg Byrne and Avery Johnson.