The Crimson Tide return a ton of talent and production in the secondary, including junior Malachi Moore. He and Brian Branch have been interchangeable at the Star position (nickel) their first two years on campus. Branch started each of Alabama’s last four contests in 2021 and is the favorite to start again in 2022 after holding down the first-team reps in spring practice.
The NCAA has been a toothless organization for quite some time so it remains to be seen if Robinson will face punishment for this decision. The seller on the TV show, "Jon" agreed to sell the rings for $40,0000 to the pawn shop, likely indicating that Robinson sold the collection for less.
The award recognizes the top scholar-athlete in the nation regardless of sport or gender. Jones becomes the fourth University of Alabama student-athlete to receive this honor, joining Brooke Pancake, Barrett Jones and Kim Jacob.