An Alabama basketball player was arrested for murder over the weekend, leaving head coach Nate Oats to deal with a difficult situation. He has since sought advice from a surprising source.

Oats said this week that he reached out to Ray Lewis after now-former Alabama player Darius Miles was charged with capital murder for his alleged role in a fatal shooting. Lewis has a connection to Alabama after his daughter, Diaymon Lewis, graduated from the school in 2020.

"His daughter went to Alabama a year-and-a-half ago,” Oats told Crimson Tide Sports Network before Tuesday night’s game at Vanderbilt, via Mike Rodak of “He went through a similar situation in Atlanta. He played in the NFL. He told me what he thought guys needed to hear.”