Alabama star freshman Collin Sexton may have committed a foul that Crimson Tide fans could come to regret in the coming weeks.
According to a report from Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde and Pete Thamel, Sexton is listed among those who may have taken an improper benefit from an agent. The report takes a look at federal documents obtained on the “expenditures of prominent former NBA agent Andy Miller, his former associate Christian Dawkins and his agency, ASM Sports.”
Sexton’s name appears on said documents for having a meal with Dawkins. Meeting with an agent in and of itself is not a NCAA violation, but it does become an issue if the agent paid for the meal or anything else during the visit. That piece of the information is not yet known.
“There’s nothing wrong with meeting with an agent,” Atlanta-based lawyer Stu Brown, a veteran of representing schools and coaches in NCAA compliance cases, told Yahoo Sports. “But then it becomes a question of who pays for the meal.”
Sexton sat out one game at the beginning of the season for what was termed as a violation of team rules.
On the scale of items revealed on the documents from the agency, dinner is a fairly minor concern in comparison to loans that reached into five figure amounts for some of the elite college basketball players on spreadsheet that was dated 2015.
Sexton, who is a 19 year old out of Marietta, Ga., is an invaluable piece to a Crimson Tide team that seems poised to make an NCAA Tournament appearance. He is averaging 18.4 points per game during his freshman campaign.
The possibility of this news hindering his eligibility moving forward will certainly be a topic of discussion among Alabama fans, but nothing has yet been released from the university on the matter.