May have been shot. Best of luck to him on a speedy recovery. Hope to see him on the field in the fall.
Alabama WR hospitalized
Nothing good happens after midnight...
When were you conceived?
Terrible. Hope he has a full recovery and gets to take part in the Sept game. It would suck to miss out on one of the more exciting games that your team takes part in. That, and the whole getting shot thing . . .
U of Alabama issued a press release. It doesn't sound like anyone was shot. Two people shot into the air to break up the fight. But a 31 year old male was found unconscious and is described as having "severe head injuries."
I hope all involved recover soon. That being said, athletes have to learn that they can't take the bait and get into fights anymore. It seems like it is impossible for an athlete to get into a barfight without someone bringing a gun into it nowadays. Even if they are simply trying to break the fight up, they are still risking getting shot.
Is it really that hard for these guys to all understand that nothing good ever happens in a fight?
Athletes are at risk for fights even if they get what a bad idea fights are. They can attract spirited crowds and attention just by showing up someplace, even minding their own business. They can get in the middle of something chaotic without lifting a finger. More problematic, they also attract jerks with something to prove. It's a problem a lot of pro teams and their athletes worry about, with good reason.
You're absolutely right. I was once at a bar with a couple of players in the NHL (who play for the Flyers) and one of them is the teams "tough guy". We were minding our own business and just catching up really when three guys came over and started some trouble.
Though my friend is the "tough guy" on the ice, he is anything but off of it. He is one of the nicest guys I grew up with and he had no interest in fighting with some jokers he never met.
After a heated conversation that lasted about 5 minutes and included the "jerks" calling him every name they could think of one of the other guys we were with finally got up and told them he was more than willing to take it outside if they wanted to fight with someone. At that point the bouncers finally got involved and threw them out.
I don't know what it is about men when they are in their teens and early twenties that make them act the way they do but most of us only realize much later in life how stupid we were back then (and I am including myself in this as well).
I hope this poor kid makes a quick and full recovery.
I was going to make a joke about a fake Alabama medical hardship thing, but it's clearly inappropriate. Best of luck to that kid.
"Well, we don't have a curfew, so they weren't breaking any rules," Saban said. "I don't know if there were a bunch of players out. Again, I don't know a lot about what happened. I know that a bunch of players were going to get something to eat. But I'm always disappointed when anything happens to a player after 12 o'clock. The players know that."
You can't break rules when there are no rules to break.
Given what we now know about concussions...I don't think the words just and concussion belong in the same sentence. Obviously it could have been much worse since initially there was very little known about the specifics of what happened, but still, a concussion is a serious thing.