Report: Star Alabama freshman Collin Sexton named in FBI complaint, ruled ineligible

There has possibly never been an Alabama  basketball recruit with hype quite like freshman point guard Collin Sexton.

A consensus five-star player, and potential NBA lottery pick, Sexton is a huge reason why people are so optimistic about Alabama’s chances in the SEC. However, as indicated in a report by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, it may be a little while before Sexton is able to get on the court for the Crimson Tide.

According to Goodman’s report, Sexton is ‘the unnamed player identified in a federal complaint against Auburn assistant coach  Chuck Person and former NBA referee Rashan  Michel.’ That complaint alleges that former Alabama associate athletics director Kobie Baker accepted bribes from Michel to influence Alabama players to sign with a financial advisor upon turning pro.

Of course, this report comes on the heels of Sexton’s being held out of Alabama’s exhibition game against Alabama-Huntsville on Monday. There is no word at this time when — or even if — the Tide expect to have Sexton back in the lineup.

Alabama opens its season this Friday at home against Memphis.

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