I don't know Herb Jones (or, frankly Brandon Miller) well enough but honestly can't imagine Tua being in this situation. Would he have been out cruising in the wee hours after a big home game? Let alone with a suspended player? I doubt it.
Again, I think Miller acquitted himself admirably after the fact. I have no reason to doubt his word that he didn't know his friends had left a gun in his car. But every football player has heard a coach say "Nothing good happens after midnight." I can't imagine that hasn't made it to basketball.
More generally, media commentators, even those who aren't simply hot-take artists like Finebaum, are just shocked that three players associated with the Alabama basketball team were involved in a murder. One was the shooter, the other supplied the gun, and the other was the driver who delivered (if unintentionally) the gun.
The fact that Miller's involvement wasn't disclosed makes it looks like there was a cover-up, even if there were good reasons for keeping it private. That he wasn't suspended for even a game makes it look like we're prioritizing sports over human life; that the coaches are way ahead of the media and public in their investigation of the matter be damned. If this had happened at Tennessee or LSU, I suspect we'd be in the same boat.