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Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:23 pm
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Dallas' last loss caused one fan to take up arms. (Getty Images)

By Ryan Wilson

Like most fans, Derek Woodrow wasn't interested in watching the post-game festivities after his favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys, lost to the New York Giants last Sunday. So after his nephew Larry McAllister refused to change the channel, Woodrow got angry.

But unlike virtually everybody else on the planet, Woodrow, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, didn't unplug the television or leave the room or take a long walk to blow off steam. Nope, instead the 44-year-old allegedly starting throwing punches before trying to beat his nephew with a frying pan and an umbrella. (Hey, when conventional weapons aren't handy you have to improvise.)

According to McAllister, Woodrow got in his face and began screaming. When McAllister asked his uncle to get out of his face, Woodrow threw him to the ground and began punching him in -- you guessed it -- the face.

McAllister says he escaped Woodrow's townhouse but his uncle gave chase.

“Larry stated that he told [Woodrow] to stop chasing him and Derek kept trying to assault him with the frying pan and the umbrella,” police stated in the police report (via CBS Charlotte).

McAllister, who gave up six inches and more than 100 pounds to the 6-4, 285 Woodrow, used a pocket knife to cut his uncle across the abdomen. According to the police report, Woodrow was taken to a local medical facility to treat his injuries while McAllister refused medical treatment on the scene.

The police determined that McAllister was acting in self-defense. Woodrow, on the other hand, faces third-degree assault and battery charges.

Certainly scary, but it could've been much, much worse. During the 2010 World Cup, a South African man was beaten to death by his family when he tried to change the television from religious programming to a soccer match.

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Comments

Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:50 pm
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

They'd waive him because he'd be labeled as a 'malcontent'. Apparently, they want a bunch of softies and choir boys.

All they care about is looking pretty in their overused white jerseys.

Name ONE tough guy who wears white all year [season] round??




Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 12:40 pm
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Maybe Jerry Jones should sign the Dude to play defense. The guy has more intensity than the entire Cowboy team



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 11:27 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

This is how craaaaazzzyyy Jerry Jones as made us!!!



Since: Dec 26, 2007
Posted on: January 9, 2012 10:26 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Well, the little prick should have listened!



Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: January 9, 2012 9:36 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Stay classy Dallas!



Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:55 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Wow, and Philly fans get a bad reputation. At least we don't assault relatives when we lose.



Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: January 9, 2012 6:37 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Cowboys fan are very wacky people my neighbor is wacky as a die hard cowboys fan he goes to the bathroom and cry like a little bitch or grab his Silverado to drive offf and cry in his truck Your team lost get other ream who is winning they not loyal to us anyways when they go on strike they go not even thinking about fans but money ...



Since: Feb 26, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:15 pm
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Maybe that guy could have stopped Cruz...or maybe we should have given Newman a fryin pan.



Since: Oct 31, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 6:17 pm
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

What in the hell is wrong with these people?!?



Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:38 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

But unlike virtually everybody else on the planet, Woodrow, of Rock Hill, South Carolina
Cowboy fans, in South Carolina....Nuff said.


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