In a new report, Jeff Goodman details how Collin Sexton is connected to multiple people involved in the ongoing FIB investigation, including Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person, former NBA referee Rashan Michel, former AAU coach Christian Dawkins, and Alabama associate athletics director Kobie Baker.
It looks really bad for Sexton. We probably shouldn’t expect to see him on the court anytime soon, if for no other reason than the NCAA takes forever to reinstate players in investigations, even if they turn out to be innocent.
If Sexton does turn out to be innocent, the NCAA should eventually rule him eligible by the time SEC play begins in January, but this is all just speculation at this point.
Big news is coming out of Alabama today.
5-star prospect Colin Sexton, ranked seventh in the 2017 class, still hasn’t been reinstated by the NCAA. He won’t play in Monday night’s exhibition, and there is concern on when, or even if, he’ll be reinstated this season.
Obviously, this would be a huge loss to the Crimson Tide and the SEC. Having a player like Sexton can turn a program around. If he can’t play this year, it’s going to be really tough for the Tide to make any kind of statement in the SEC.
Here’s a statement from the Alabama Athletic Director, Greg Byrne:
"The NCAA informed us late this afternoon that Collin Sexton has not had his eligibility reinstated by the NCAA," Byrne said. "We don’t have any further information at this time, but we will continue to cooperate with the NCAA and work toward a resolution that results in Collin’s timely reinstatement.”
According to College Basketball Talk, Sexton is ineligible “due to details in court records stemming from the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball.” This may also be related to Alabama basketball administrator Kobie Baker, who resigned earlier this fall as part of the scandal that is rocking college basketball.
You hate to see situations like this. Colin is a great player, and it would only make this season more fun to watch if he can get on the court.