Lee was never going to play.
There was a fallout between not just Lee and Miles, but Lee and the team. Not necessarily any collection of individuals on the team, but on the team as a whole. Maybe the class rumors were true, maybe it was something else. However, it was clear that Lee was never going in that game. Miles was not going to play him.
In my opinion, based off of Miles' character, Lee didn't deserve to be in the game as a result of something he did. Something that was more important than winning and losing. Some sort of selfish act that could have been a betrayal to the team. Would Saban have played Lee? You know it. But Miles is Miles, and he's going to do things his way. It's his program. And I love him for that.
Miles proved by not playing T-Bob and Shepard that he wasn't playing favorites. If Lee didn't see the field, there was a behind-the-scenes reason for it. Maybe Miles was actually protecting Lee by not releasing this reason. I guess we'll never really know for sure. Miles did what he thought was right, and that is the one thing that I won't question. Not about this man.
ETA: "It was fair that he finish." - Miles on Jefferson regarding the Jefferson/Lee situation.
That's a very telling quote to me.
This post was edited on 1/11 at 5:27 am