When the details of the FBI’s investigation into basketball corruption became public domain, the Alabama basketball program feared the worst. They’d just pulled in the top point guard in the country, Collin Sexton, and his implications in the investigation cast his future in serious doubt.
On Tuesday, he was ruled ineligible by Alabama officials. But on Thursday, they made it clear just how long he’ll be ineligible: One game.
The Crimson Tide announced that Sexton will be forced to sit out the season opener against Memphis in the Veterans Classic, but can return to the floor immediately after that game.
The news comes via an official statement from the athletics department director, Greg Byrne.
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Sexton was revealed as one of the players in the scandal that has rocked the college basketball world. He has strong ties to several others involved in the scandal, including Auburn assistant Chuck Person, former NBA referee Rashan Michel, and former AAU coach Christian Dawkins.
As it stands, Sexton’s first game will be allowed to play in the Crimson Tide’s home opener against Lipscomb on Tuesday, November 14.