Monday on OutKick's "Don't @ Me!," host Dan Dakich tore into the University of Alabama and star basketball player Brandon Miller over the fatal shooting that killed a young mother and the handling of Miller given his reported involvement.
Police believe now-ex-Crimson Tide basketball player Darius Miles texted Miller in January and told him to bring his gun to where he was in downtown Tuscaloosa. Miles' friend, Michael "Buzz" Davis, allegedly fired the gun and struck 23-year-old Jamea Jonae Harris, who later died.
Despite uproar from the media, Alabama head coach Nate Oats has not punished Miller, who has not been charged with anything.
On Saturday, Miller came under fire for his pre-game pat-down celebration during player introductions, which Oats said after the game was "not appropriate" and would not happen again.
In reaction to the celebration and Miller reportedly changing his Twitter header image to his celebration following Saturday's game, Dakich ripped the star player and suggested he was "evil." He also called the university "at best tone deaf" for not punishing Miller and "at worst" evil.
"Make no mistake: Alabama is, at best, tone deaf; at worst, they are evil. Brandon Miller, I'm starting to think has no soul," Dakich declared. "Brandon Miller, the player, I'm starting to think, has no empathy for some people who he was involved with murdering. ... I don't think these people have any empathy."
Dakich, a former ESPN analyst and former head college basketball coach, questioned how Miller would not have realized the situation he was in and not realize the optics of his celebration.
"But he's such an idiot, he's so entitled, he's so into himself, and maybe just evil. He might just be evil," he outlined. "People get mad at the word thug, and my answer to that is people that commit crimes against others and have no empathy."
"The truth of the matter is I look at this, and I say to myself, 'Well, this dude must not have any empathy,'" Dakich continued. "[M]aybe he cannot because of legal stuff, [say], 'You know, I'm really sorry about what happened.' I've seen none of this."
After Miller reportedly changed his Twitter header photo to him receiving the pat-down from his teammate, he deactivated his Twitter account on Monday.
"So, Brandon Miller changes his Twitter [header] to a pat-down," Dakich emphasized. "So, before, I think it was the mother and the kid, and now it's the pat-down. That's how evil this guy is."
He continued, "This is just evil. I swear to God. Like, I don't know how else to describe it. That's the only thing I can tell you. There's no conscience here."
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