Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Bama Sugar Bowl mom ‘sorry’ but would ‘do it again if I had to’
Posted on 01/03/2014 6:16:18 PM PST by Third Person
Yellowhammer has learned that the female Alabama fan who flew through the air to attack an Oklahoma Sooner fan during Thursdays Sugar Bowl is Michelle Pritchett, a local photographer from Sweet Water, Ala.
Yellowhammer spoke with Mrs. Pritchett on the phone this afternoon in an exclusive interview, becoming the first outlet to get her side of the story.
Everyones making me look like such a bad guy, Pritchett said. What I did was probably not the thing to do. But they were taunting us. They began by going after me. But then they crossed the line and started taunting my 16-year-old son.
At that point, Pritchett says she walked over to the Oklahoma fans to ask them to leave her son out of it.
It started off being friendly, just us going back and forth about the game, Pritchett recalled. But what ended up happening had nothing to do with the game. It escalated. When they said something to my son, I told them to shut their mouths. They were telling my son to come down there and do something about it. I said, no, thats not going to happen. This crap needs to stop. As Pritchetts husband pulled her back the first time she approached the Sooner fans, Pritchett says one of the Sooners called her a stupid b**** and thats when she ran across the aisle and dove on top of them.
The security people had already gotten on to those guys for throwing bottles at people, Pritchett said. When they escorted me out, the security guard told them there was no reason to be pressing charges on me because those guys were out of control the whole game. I defended my son. If they had kicked those boys out to begin with, it wouldnt have happened the way it did.
Pritchett said she regrets that things escalated the way they did and said she wanted to apologize to Bama nation. Her biggest concern seemed to be what Coach Sabans reaction would be when reporters question him about it.
Im embarrassed. I love The Tide and I apologize to all the players and to Coach Saban and to the entire fan base. Im sorry. Coach Sabans going to say those crazy fans dont know how to act. And I wasnt intoxicated either. I want people to know that. Id had a couple of drinks, but I was not intoxicated.
But Pritchett says shed do it all again if she had to.
I hate to say it, but Id do it again if I had to. Im not going to let anyone go after my son.
OK...if you like your drinks you can keep your drinks (period)
I had not heard of the incident. Thanks for the video.
she looks hammered and trusting to her gender not to get her butt kicked
Saban should put her on the scout team. Teach those fat guys how to pass block.
Classy. OU fans + Bama fans = trailer park brawl.
Go home mom... you’re drunk.
She’s hammered. No doubt.
Absolute disgrace to the true ladies of my state. Bet ya’ bottom dollar she never even graced the quad of the academic variety. Just treats AL football like the NFL and never went to the Uni.
Potentially eligible for a BJ Clinton post-POTUS pardon, pending additional visuals.
Woman has grit!
Over a damned football game??? Get a grip, America.
Over the years, I've read stories of adults sobbing and literally rending their clothing over a college football game. It's really quite bizarre and I would like to have it explained to me - in laymen's terms.
Lol... Dad tried to stop you, but your drunk self wouldn’t have it.
Bama needed her on the field playing defense.....
That video gave me a good laugh!!!
That is the short version of the video. The rest of it shows her swooning or almost falling down drunk... and the security people coming to escort her out....