A linebacker on the University of Alabama's college football team has transferred to another school after he attempted to punch an assistant coach during last week's national title game, it was reported on Tuesday.
Mekhi Brown, a 6ft5in, 240-pound sophomore, has enrolled at Tennessee State University, according to The Tennessean.
Brown applied to TSU in the fall – more than a month before his team went on to defeat Georgia in the national championship game in Atlanta last Monday.
During the third quarter of the game, Brown committed a personal foul penalty when he punched Georgia's Wyatt Payne during a play.
That penalty earned him a rebuke from his head coach, Nick Saban.