Report: Alabama Fan Dies From Injuries Sustained In Bar Fight

first_imgA general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers.TUSCALOOSA, AL – OCTOBER 24: A general view of Bryant-Denny Stadium during the game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Tennessee Volunteers at on October 24, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)On Tuesday night, an Alabama fan passed away from injuries sustained in a bar fight over the weekend. According to a report from WBRZ.com, 46-year-old Robert Bowers suffered serious injuries after being knocked unconscious late Saturday night following Alabama’s 29-0 win over LSU.Police responded to the incident at a Tangipahoa Parish bar – just outside of Baton Rouge. Two men allegedly knocked Bowers unconscious before he was attended to by a volunteer fireman before an ambulance could arrive.Bowers was taken to North Oaks Medical Center before being transferred to University Medical Center where he died of his injuries.A family member reportedly believes the alleged attack was motivated by Bowers’ fandom.From the report:A family member tells WBRZ that Bowers, a Louisiana resident, was an adamant fan of the Crimson Tide and had gone out to watch the Bama-LSU game earlier that night. They believe the attack was motivated by Bowers’ fandom.The men who allegedly attacked Bowers, identified as 27-year-old Azia Crockett and 24-year-old Ryan Anthony, have been arrested and booked on felony manslaughter charges.Police have not commented on the motivation of the alleged attack.Our thoughts are with the Bowers family.[WBRZ]last_img read more