Saturday, September 24, 2011
Unfortunately if you are a fan of those "Bayou Bengals" you might not like what I have to say.
If you know anything about college football you know that LSU lost their starting quarterback at the start of the season due to being suspended indefinitely from the team after an off campus incident.
I have people down in Baton Rouge, so I will tell you how it really went down:
The football team is partying at a bar named Shady's. (Shady's?!First red flag.)
Lots of Southern Belles in the house, and the quarterback, being the big man on campus, is more or less having his pick of the litter.
Marine (not a college boy) and his friends are in the house, and they are not pleased. (Why no love for us?) They are giving the big man on campus the fuzzy eyeballs all night.
It's closing time and the football players along with other party goers are in the parking lot. The Marine and his friends are trying to drive through the crowd with their truck, when all hell breaks loose:
"Lowery told police that he got involved in the fight after he saw several football players pull a man out of a black Chevy truck.
Lowery pulled the man back into the truck, but that’s when the players started
However, two bar employees told police they saw Lowery throw the first punch, according to The Associated Press
According to the arrest warrants obtained by the Advocate, the man who was kicked suffered “extreme physical pain and unconsciousness,” the warrant says. Of the four men injured in the fight, one had three fractured vertebrae, police said.
The warrants indicate there was physical evidence of the attack and eyewitness accounts that led to the arrest.
“They’ve ruined the kids’ careers,” Nathan Fisher, the payers’ attorney, told the Advocate. “We’ll see.'''
So now, some of the players on LSU's team are threatening to quit the team if the quarterback isn't reinstated. There is a grand jury that convenes on Wednesday, and it will decide if the big man on campus will be formally charged with a felony. The poor folks in Tiger Nation will have to relive this sordid incident all over again.
Now many of you reading this know what it's like in college towns. And you know that a fight after a night of partying is not that unusual. So what happened here?
Well, for starters, this is Baton Rouge, Louisiana we are talking about. And in southern towns where big time college football is king, some folks are kind of picky about who their big man on campus should be.
But I have a question for Mr. Jefferson: Where the hell do you think you are? You are in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and you are the quarterback of one of the top five programs in the country.Take your ass home and go and study your damn play book. Why are you hanging in a bar called Shady's until the "wee hours" of the morning? What happened to you was not surprising. Didn't Big Mama used to say that "nothing good happens after midnight"? Throw in some Southern Belles, a bunch of haters, and a whole lot of drinking, and you are going to have a problem.
"Today is a sad day for the city of Baton Rouge. Today is a sad day for Louisiana State University, the LSU alumni and the countless fans that follow the Tiger football program," Baton Rouge police chief Dewayne White said. "It is also a sad day for the Baton Rouge police department."
"This has become something very disproportionate to what it is," said Unglesby, a former special counsel for the Louisiana governor's office whose other past clients have included former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo, Popeye's Fried Chicken founder Al Copeland and several politicians who have faced corruption charges. "There are fights in bars involving young people all over this country every day. I don't believe Mr. Jefferson did anything wrong. At the end of this, when you get through with the drama of a big-time program and quarterback, at the end of it it's a bunch of college students acting like college students act. And we can't lose sight of that."
Yes, but some college students should know better. Where is Big Mama when you need her?