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    Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    PONCHATOULA - Family members of a devout Alabama football fan say he was fatally beaten while out celebrating Saturday night's game in a Tangipahoa Parish bar.

    According to police, officers were called to the Ponchatoula Pub early Sunday morning in response to a bar fight with injuries. Police said 46-year-old Robert Bowers suffered serious injuries after being knocked unconscious by two other men at the bar.

    Ponchatoula police say a volunteer firefighter provided medical attention until an ambulance arrived and transported Bowers to North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was later moved to University Medical Center where he died Tuesday.

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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    Just horrible ... and senseless

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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    Thanks for starting the thread. This is a senseless act that transcends the sport. It's a game. I hope they throw the book at them.

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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    Having been in a few bar fights while in the Army I can tell you that there are usually no innocent parties involved. I have no idea what happened here. It is always tragic to see someone's life ended senselessly. But I wouldn't rush to judgement here, either.

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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by ALA2262 View Post
    PONCHATOULA - Family members of a devout Alabama football fan say he was fatally beaten while out celebrating Saturday night's game in a Tangipahoa Parish bar.

    According to police, officers were called to the Ponchatoula Pub early Sunday morning in response to a bar fight with injuries. Police said 46-year-old Robert Bowers suffered serious injuries after being knocked unconscious by two other men at the bar.

    Ponchatoula police say a volunteer firefighter provided medical attention until an ambulance arrived and transported Bowers to North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond. He was later moved to University Medical Center where he died Tuesday.

    Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday
    Used to live in Hammond. Ponchatoula is a little burg right next to Hammond. That area is full of good ole boys and Cajuns ( although not technically in Acadiana section of Louisiana ), the vast majority of whom will be L8U fans. Not a good place to be if you`ve had a few, are a fan of another school (particularly us ) and are not a gracious winner. That would be a set up for disaster, trust me.

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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Having been in a few bar fights while in the Army I can tell you that there are usually no innocent parties involved. I have no idea what happened here. It is always tragic to see someone's life ended senselessly. But I wouldn't rush to judgement here, either.
    Not to excuse the wrong... but this is why our mommas always said "there's nothing good that happens after midnight." Combine that with alcohol and a bar atmosphere and it raises the warning 100X.

    Hope they find the persons responsible and bring them to justice.

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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Tideflyer View Post
    Used to live in Hammond. Ponchatoula is a little burg right next to Hammond. That area is full of good ole boys and Cajuns ( although not technically in Acadiana section of Louisiana ), the vast majority of whom will be L8U fans. Not a good place to be if you`ve had a few, are a fan of another school (particularly us ) and are not a gracious winner. That would be a set up for disaster, trust me.
    But NOTHING excuses beating someone over a football game. Those who did this will regret their poor decisions for the rest of their lives.

    And, I have friends who have been sucker punched in Baton Rouge in a McDonalds while ordering a Big Mac after an Alabama game there, so it's possible this guy did nothing to warrant this at all. But, I'll wait for more information, assuming the authorities do a reasonable job investigating before throwing anyone under the bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mdb-tpet View Post
    But NOTHING excuses beating someone over a football game. Those who did this will regret their poor decisions for the rest of their lives.
    I've read varying reports about this already and I'm not convinced it has anything to do with the football game.
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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by crimsonaudio View Post
    I've read varying reports about this already and I'm not convinced it has anything to do with the football game.
    While still a tragedy, I hope you are correct!

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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    The LSU fanbase was just too worked up. I suspect the Bama fan was running his mouth in the wrong bar and the alcohol kicked in on both sides. Absolutely senseless. I can only imagine how this affects others.

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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Having been in a few bar fights while in the Army I can tell you that there are usually no innocent parties involved. I have no idea what happened here. It is always tragic to see someone's life ended senselessly. But I wouldn't rush to judgement here, either.
    There is nothing he could have possibly said or done to deserve being beaten to death. I think a rush to judgement is OK in this case.
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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    Quote Originally Posted by B1GTide View Post
    Having been in a few bar fights while in the Army I can tell you that there are usually no innocent parties involved. I have no idea what happened here. It is always tragic to see someone's life ended senselessly. But I wouldn't rush to judgement here, either.
    I am sure Mr. Bower did some trash talking. That hardly mitigates his being beat to death.
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    Re: Bama fan beaten in bar fight after LSU game, dies in hospital Tuesday

    Good Lord. Ridiculous and senseless. Hope these guys get the book thrown at them.
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