Tide's Collin Sexton ruled ineligible because of Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

Tide's Collin Sexton ruled ineligible because of Federal Bureau of Investigation probe

Unfortunately for the Tide, with the class comes stipulations.

Sexton is dealing with an eligibility issue and will not play in Monday's exhibition against Alabama-Huntsville, Charlie Potter of 247sports.com reports.

Alabama Freshman point guard Collin Sexton was declared ineligible to play after the school determined he was the unnamed player identified in a federal corruption complaint against Auburn assistant coach Chuck Person and former National Basketball Association referee Rashan Michel, according to an ESPN.com report released Tuesday evening. Kobie Baker, an Alabama basketball administrator, resigned in late September after admitting he was implicated in the probe.

While the player's father wasn't named, he was identified as the father of a highly-ranked freshman at Staff Member 1's school and the meeting took place in Atlanta. Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne says Sexton is ineligible and hasn't been reinstated by the NCAA. "While we are disappointed, the right decision was to err on the side of caution for tonight's exhibition game".

Sexton was a universal top-ten recruit in the class of 2017 and is considered one of the top prospects for the 2018 National Basketball Association draft.

Also, Avery announced that Braxton Key, who was an SEC All-Freshman selection last season, will undergo meniscus surgery on Tuesday. Former Tide staff member Kobie Baker, who was "Staff Member 1" in the Federal Bureau of Investigation complaint, received money in exchange for agreeing to push Alabama players toward signing with a certain financial advisor upon turning pro, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation complaint.

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