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With Alabama trailing in the third quarter of the national championship game, tempers have started flaring on the sideline.
Linebacker Mekhi Brown had an apparent argument with a coach and had to be held back by teammates on the bench:
Things got testy on the sideline. https://t.co/ubiLwNvaH8
Brown picked up an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on the kickoff for hitting a Georgia player.
Creg Stephenson of AL.com believed the player should have been ejected for his actions on the field:
Creg Stephenson @CregStephenson
Why wasn’t Mekhi Brown tossed? That was a clear punch.
His incident on the sideline likely only created more enemies.
The redshirt sophomore has mostly been limited to special teams duties in his Alabama career. He appeared sparingly on defense, tallying just six tackles on the year, per the team’s official site.
Brown was a 4-star recruit in high school, considered the No. 116 player in the 2015 class by 247Sports