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Alabama star Brandon Miller was accompanied by an armed security guard to the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday because of threats directed his way, Crimson Tide coach Nate Oats said.
'If you guys saw some of what I´ve seen sent his way, I think you would understand why that´s the case,' Oats said of the extra protection that the school lined up for Miller. 'I don´t want to get into all that. The entire situation, as you know, is just a heartbreaking situation on all accounts.'
Miller's name surfaced last month in court testimony involving the capital murder case of former Alabama player Darius Miles and another man, who are charged in the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Jamea Harris on Jan. 15.
A police officer testified that Miles texted Miller asking him to bring Miles´ gun in the early morning hours of the shooting.
Fellow freshman starter Jaden Bradley was also at the scene. Neither Miller nor Bradley has been accused of any crime, and the university has described Miller as a cooperating witness, not a suspect.
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