It’s hardly a secret that many of the best college athletes become superstars in their respective sports. But some of them carry the controversial scandals to the highest levels. They get involved with crazy incidents or do stupid things that transform them into figures of notoriety. So today, we’ll look at some of the most controversial college sports stars ever.
There’s no questioning their talent because they wouldn’t have won scholarships or found great success without it. Some of them overcame adversity and achieved greatness. Others arguably didn’t reach their full potential because of their dumb antics. There’s everything from booster payments to domestic violence cases on this list of polarizing athletes, so check them out right here.
Miller is one of the most controversial college athletes ever because of his links to a 2022 killing. He became one of the most exciting basketball talents in the country in Alabama. It appeared that he would become a guaranteed first-round pick. Then it emerged that he allegedly provided the gun for the shooting of James Jonae Harris (via Patch).
Teammate Darius Miles fired the weapon and faces capital murder charges. He allegedly called Miller and asked him to bring Miles’s gun. Then, reportedly two minutes later, Miles fired into Harris’s vehicle and killed her. Miller instantly became a figure of infamy but isn’t facing any legal consequences. The Tide didn’t punish him and he’s still set to enjoy a pro career.