The good news for Alabama Crimson Tide linebacker Mekhi Brown? His name was trending on Tiwtter for his aggression during the national championship game. The bad news? The Georgia Bulldogs weren’t the only ones on the receiving end of said aggression, and it didn’t always occur before the whistle.
With his team trailing by 10 in the second half, Brown hit the sideline after doing the same to the helmet of an opposing player with his fist; he was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.
Mekhi Brown is gonna have to run back to Tuscaloosa if he keeps it up pic.twitter.com/iQwZPPnSfZ
— CFB Gif’er (@CFBgifer) January 9, 2018
Once there and chewed out by Nick Saban, he had a second outburst, this one targeting an assistant coach.
— Grace Remington (@Grace_Remi) January 9, 2018
Twitter, eyes fixed on every moment of the clash of pigskin titans, had a field day.
— noah (@noahcb_) January 9, 2018
Georgia’s “hold me back” sideline guy was having an impressive 1st half, but severely disappointing here in the 2nd #NationalChampionship
— Matt Matera (@matty4_matera2) January 9, 2018
— Zachary S Robbins (@DrZacRobbins) January 9, 2018
— NOTSportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) January 9, 2018
— Moses Washington (@MrPresident_51) January 9, 2018
Congrats to whomever is getting Mekhi Brown’s scholarship immediately after this game
— J.R. Lind (@jrlind) January 9, 2018
Alabama’s Mekhi Brown takes advantage of the national spotlight to audition pic.twitter.com/WaCrhpaAtM
— HeavensBarstool (@HeavensHawkeye) January 9, 2018
Last Chance U looking at Mekhi Brown pic.twitter.com/rOklrJw01c
— Jared Smith (@jaredscott__) January 9, 2018
Wendy’s: Sorry sir, we don’t sell spicy nuggets anymore.
— Black 007 (@JDejuan2) January 9, 2018
Thankfully for Brown and the Crimson Tide, his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for hitting an opponent didn’t cost them—Georgia would end up punting on the drive.
Still, giving away free 15-yard chunks? Maybe not the best strategy from here on out.