Brian Battie of Auburn (KR/RB) shot in Florida

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There are times when the dark side of the real world raises it’s ugly head, and we put aside our differences and support our rivals in their battle…with a higher purpose…and a higher level of being human.
Today I join in prayer with my Auburn brethren to lift up this young man…and to pray for his family who have apparently already lost one son/brother 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
 

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There are times when the dark side of the real world raises it’s ugly head, and we put aside our differences and support our rivals in their battle…with a higher purpose…and a higher level of being human.
Today I join in prayer with my Auburn brethren to lift up this young man…and to pray for his family who have apparently already lost one son/brother 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
Perfectly said, there’s a time and a place.
 

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As of May 21, there have been 11 shootings this year in Sarasota County that have killed six people and injured eight.

 

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As of May 21, there have been 11 shootings this year in Sarasota County that have killed six people and injured eight.

That's sad. Gun violence is terrible. I assume this is a recent uptick in shootings there?

Unfortunately, Birmingham calls this a Tuesday.
 
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CB4

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I also noticed in a related link embedded in the article that Mike Ford, 2005 Alabama RB signee by Mike Shula had died unexpectedly at age 37. IIRC Ford had both academic and discipline issues at Alabama which led to his dismissal from the team. He transferred back home to USF but his problems followed and was kicked off the team there as well.
Ford was a kid with all the talent in the world. He just never put the demons behind him I guess. Age 37 is far too young to leave this world regardless.
 

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A suspect has been arrested.


The suspect is 28 and has four felony convictions. Not sure why he was walking around free and in possession of a gun. If you know go to the Non-Sports board and let us know.
 
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CB4

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Rick Karle, former Sports Director at WBRC in Birmingham, posted on his FB page that Brian Battie remains on a ventilator. He was told Battie was struck in the head by the bullet. This is the first report I’ve heard of a head wound.

Very sad, senseless and tragic.
 
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Rick Karle, former Sports Director at WBRC in Birmingham, posted on his FB page that Brian Battie remains on a ventilator. He was told Battie was struck in the head by the bullet. This is the first report I’ve heard of a head wound.

Very sad, senseless and tragic.
The Battie brothers are cousins of Sarasota City Commissioner, Kyle Battie.
 
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CB4

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Seems like this is the most current update on Brian Battie’s condition.

“During the hearing, the court also heard testimony from witnesses that indicated that despite previous word that Brian Battie could move his hands, he may be paralyzed for the rest of his life. However, he's had several surgeries and is still in the ICU as of Friday.”

 
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