Mekhi Brown, the Alabama player who went nuts on sideline, is transferring

Mekhi Brown gained national notoriety during Alabama's 26-23 win over Georgia in the College Football Playoff National Championship by committing an unsportsmanlike penalty late in the third quarter and promptly going nuts on the sideline. The incident included an outburst in which he went after a Crimson Tide assistant. 

Now, Brown is a "former" member of the Crimson Tide.

Brown -- a 6-foot-5, 240-pound rising redshirt junior linebacker -- announced on Twitter that he is transferring to Tennessee State and will play football at the school provided he meets certain stipulations stemming from his title game sideline outburst. 

This confirms a report from earlier Monday by the Tennesseean

The day after the national title game, coach Nick Saban said he hadn't seen Brown's sideline outburst.

"I really don't know what you're talking about," he said. "The only thing that I have said to Mekhi Brown was you got a penalty. It was after the whistle. For pushing and shoving, which was an emotional decision, which is selfish on his part that penalized the team, gave them the ball on the 40-yard line instead of the 25-yard line."

Brown, a former four-star prospect from Columbus, Georgia, had seven tackles for the Crimson Tide during the 2017 season. According to the report, he had already applied to Tennessee State prior to the College Football Playoff.

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Barrett Sallee has been a member of the sports media in various aspects since 2001. He is currently a college football writer for CBS Sports, while also hosting on ESPNU on SiriusXM Radio channel 84, the... Full Bio

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