He’s only competed in three collegiate meets, but Alabama Crimson Tide freshman cornerback Tony Brown, a five-star recruit, has already etched his name into the school’s track and field record books.
Competing at the Tyson Invitational in Fayetteville last Friday, Brown turned in a scorching time of 7.83 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles. That time is the fourth fastest in school history.
Brown can go even faster, boasting a personal best of 7.76. That time made him the fastest prep indoor hurdler in the nation last year.
Things haven’t been all rosy since Brown joined the Crimson Tide, however. He was arrested last month for his alleged involvement with a party and was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. After the incident, head coach Nick Saban said he hoped Brown would use the situation as a learning experience:
Some people are in the wrong place at the wrong time. Some people don’t make good decisions about what they do, what they say. Tony Brown’s a fine young man, we’re glad to have him in the program. We’ll certainly try to use this as a learning experience for him.
The punishment he receives will be so that he learns not to do something like this in a disrespectful way to somebody in a position of authority who is there to protect us all, which is our police.