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EXCLUSIVE: Bama Sugar Bowl mom ‘sorry’ but would ‘do it again if I had to’
Yellowhammer ^ | January 3rd, 2014 | Cliff Sims

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 Thursday’s 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.

“Everyone’s 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, that’s not going to happen. This crap needs to stop.’” As Pritchett’s husband pulled her back the first time she approached the Sooner fans, Pritchett says one of the Sooners called her a “stupid b****” and that’s 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 wouldn’t 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 Saban’s reaction would be when reporters question him about it.

“I’m embarrassed. I love The Tide and I apologize to all the players and to Coach Saban and to the entire fan base. I’m sorry. Coach Saban’s going to say ‘those crazy fans don’t know how to act.’ And I wasn’t intoxicated either. I want people to know that. I’d had a couple of drinks, but I was not intoxicated.”

But Pritchett says she’d do it all again if she had to.

“I hate to say it, but I’d do it again if I had to. I’m not going to let anyone go after my son.”


TOPICS: Society; Sports
KEYWORDS: bowlgames; collegefootball
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She flies through the air with the greatest of ease...
1 posted on 01/03/2014 6:16:18 PM PST by Third Person
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To: Third Person

Watch... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJOnMpkyTKw


2 posted on 01/03/2014 6:19:17 PM PST by Third Person (The light pours out of me.)
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To: Third Person
"...I’d had a couple of drinks, but I was not intoxicated."

OK...if you like your drinks you can keep your drinks (period)

3 posted on 01/03/2014 6:20:38 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Third Person

I had not heard of the incident. Thanks for the video.


4 posted on 01/03/2014 6:23:37 PM PST by fuzzthatwuz
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To: Third Person

she looks hammered and trusting to her gender not to get her butt kicked


5 posted on 01/03/2014 6:24:32 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Third Person

Saban should put her on the scout team. Teach those fat guys how to pass block.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 6:25:38 PM PST by Leroy S. Mort ("Don't say sh*t unless you know for sure it helps." - Raylan Givens)
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To: Third Person

Classy. OU fans + Bama fans = trailer park brawl.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 6:25:53 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: demshateGod
I'd rather look at this Alabama fan.


8 posted on 01/03/2014 6:27:28 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: Third Person

Go home mom... you’re drunk.


9 posted on 01/03/2014 6:28:36 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: driftdiver

She’s hammered. No doubt.


10 posted on 01/03/2014 6:29:16 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Third Person

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.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 6:30:13 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Third Person

Potentially eligible for a BJ Clinton post-POTUS pardon, pending additional visuals.


12 posted on 01/03/2014 6:31:12 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Third Person

Woman has grit!


13 posted on 01/03/2014 6:31:46 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Third Person

Over a damned football game??? Get a grip, America.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 6:32:39 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Third Person
Can somebody explain to me why so many people get emotionally invested in college football? I can see to a point being a rabid fan of an NFL team but college football? It's just kids looking to make the pros! You see the players for 2 or maybe 3 years and then they graduate and move on.

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.

15 posted on 01/03/2014 6:33:14 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: Kirkwood

Lol... Dad tried to stop you, but your drunk self wouldn’t have it.


16 posted on 01/03/2014 6:33:29 PM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Bama needed her on the field playing defense.....


17 posted on 01/03/2014 6:33:42 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Mike Darancette

Not guilty!


18 posted on 01/03/2014 6:34:20 PM PST by deks (Happy New Year!)
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To: Third Person

That video gave me a good laugh!!!


19 posted on 01/03/2014 6:34:48 PM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: KansasGirl

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....


20 posted on 01/03/2014 6:38:14 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear
Bet ya’ bottom dollar she never even graced the quad of the academic variety.

It seems the worst-behaved fans are always the ones who have never attended the schools for whose teams they root.

21 posted on 01/03/2014 6:39:43 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: KansasGirl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPojG4XpLAY


22 posted on 01/03/2014 6:40:07 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Jane Long

Dad wasn’t trying too hard to stop her. She probably kicks his butt as well.


23 posted on 01/03/2014 6:40:31 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: deks

Agree, Not Guilty!


24 posted on 01/03/2014 6:43:53 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God help the Republic but will he?)
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To: Third Person

Id say she was loaded. ive seen way too many drunks start stuff to mistake that for a sober action.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 6:44:41 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: Third Person

Need an animated GIF of that stage dive.


26 posted on 01/03/2014 6:44:52 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Third Person

Oh yeah, she wasn’t drunk. /sarc


27 posted on 01/03/2014 6:44:53 PM PST by aberaussie
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To: demshateGod
OU fans + Bama fans = trailer park brawl.

ZINGGGGGGG. Best ever. And it will leave a mark.

28 posted on 01/03/2014 6:44:59 PM PST by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Brandonmark

Mrs. Mom should have put her drink down and reported her harrassment issue, IF, it was even real. Seriously doubt her bottle throwing story altogether. That would not go unreported.

Besides, BOOMER SOONER! :)


29 posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:37 PM PST by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: Third Person
Good for her!! Guys never stop when they are taunting a female because they don't have to worry about getting their butts kicked. It's so manly of them, NOT.
30 posted on 01/03/2014 6:47:05 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: kjam22

Defense? Hell no! Did you see her kicking that guy? She needs to be on the Tide’s kicking squad!


31 posted on 01/03/2014 6:47:07 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: aberaussie

“I’m embarrassed. I love The Tide and I apologize to all the players and to Coach Saban and to the entire fan base. I’m sorry. Coach Saban’s going to say ‘those crazy fans don’t know how to act.’ And I wasn’t intoxicated either. I want people to know that. I’d had a couple of drinks, but I was not intoxicated.”


32 posted on 01/03/2014 6:47:29 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Third Person

“They were taunting us.” At a football game? The horror!


33 posted on 01/03/2014 6:47:37 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Third Person

Clearly very intoxicated...but also looks to be not guilty.


34 posted on 01/03/2014 6:47:47 PM PST by DemforBush (Ice cream, Mandrake? Children's ice cream?)
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To: Third Person

This is precisely why I don’t go to College football games.


35 posted on 01/03/2014 6:47:47 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Just treats AL football like the NFL and never went to the Uni.

So if you did not go to Alabama you can not be a fan of the team?
Not only did I not go I do not live in Alabama and here I thought I was afn of the team. .....


36 posted on 01/03/2014 6:48:38 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I go to od about their hsign up for the American Revolution 2014 and the Crusades 2014?)
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To: SamAdams76

I went to Bama, and I cannot explain the psychosis. The nuttiness starts early on. Everybody follows these players from the time they start playing at 4 or 5 years of age. It is . . . fascinating and disturbing.


37 posted on 01/03/2014 6:48:44 PM PST by petitfour
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

She was with her husband


38 posted on 01/03/2014 6:49:10 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Alas Babylon!

They do need a field goal kicker... I guess you’re right!


39 posted on 01/03/2014 6:49:13 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: morphing libertarian

So.


40 posted on 01/03/2014 6:50:00 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Third Person

“...they were taunting us”
LOL!
At that age guys are going to keep doing anything that gets such a pretty woman’s attention.


41 posted on 01/03/2014 6:51:40 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Third Person

At least nobody got shot.


42 posted on 01/03/2014 6:52:15 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Indeed they were not just taunting a lone remake as your comment implies.

Her husband just had more sense than she


43 posted on 01/03/2014 6:52:40 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Either more sense.... or just less alcohol.


44 posted on 01/03/2014 6:54:50 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: kjam22

Lone female. Autotext


45 posted on 01/03/2014 6:56:08 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

My comment implies nothing other than what it says. Guys can be real jerks when women have strong opinions about sporting events. Good grief, plenty of FR threads are devoted to trashing women who do not behave as ‘expected’, including this thread.


46 posted on 01/03/2014 6:56:11 PM PST by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Your comment ignored the fact that she was with a man and the taunter of a female may very well have got his butt kicked.

Reread your own post


47 posted on 01/03/2014 6:58:40 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

Don’t behave as expected... you mean mosh pit diving in the stands? .... agree... that is not behavior that is expected. I’ve been to hundreds of football games over my life time and I’ve never seen anybody, male or female, pull that stunt.


48 posted on 01/03/2014 6:58:57 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Drango

Thanks. I grew up in Oklahoma. I went to OSU.


49 posted on 01/03/2014 6:59:26 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: kjam22

Her behavior was pretty embarrassing, but the little punk taunting her should be more embarrassed by his dorky, red jeans, imo. ;-)


50 posted on 01/03/2014 7:03:20 PM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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