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Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Posted on: January 7, 2012 10:23 pm
 
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: Dec 7, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:18 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

This was MR Woodrow's place and it looks like when he asked his nephew to change the channel that his nephew had remote control and refused to do as asked.  What Mr Woodrow should have done was either kick his nephew out of house or just unplug tv and then kick his nephew out of his place for not respecting him in his own place but instead he let his nephew get the best of him and tried to use force which many times ends up in disaster.



Since: Nov 6, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2012 10:48 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Watch out ba_bahawkus.  I should chase you around the house and neighborhood with a frying pan and an umbrella for talking about my 'Boys like that.



Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2012 10:33 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Man I love needling Cowboys' fans when their f*dgepacking team gets their butts kicked.  Yeah, I'm a Raiders fan and we all know Al's elevator didn't go all the way to the top there at the end (JUST R.I.P., BABY!!!), but the Cattlerustlers have no excuse and a loooooooooooooooong way to go in the JJ regime.  Fun times!!!!!



Since: Mar 26, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:52 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Americans have real problems when it comes to problem solving.  Anyone in their right mind would have just left the room if it was THAT unpalatable to watch the post game (I don't know why the nephew wanted to watch the post game anyway, it's all crap).  Besides that, some people just put too much energy into sports.  I love football (and baseball), but if my team doesn't win, it's not the end of the world.  We have serious problems in this country and your team losing isn't one of them.  Now, maybe this guy had money on the game.  Still, you don't get into a fight because you lost.  Take it like a man.



Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:34 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Good thing for his nephew (and everybody else) his uncle wasn't a colt fan...



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:29 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants




Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 9:11 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Oh those wacky Cowboy fans!Smile



Since: Mar 9, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 8:12 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

Have another beer Cowboy fan!!!



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: January 8, 2012 7:12 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

I was going to say, there had to be alcohol involved.  Some people can't handle it.  Thanks for clearing this up.



Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2012 5:39 am
 

Cowboys fan attacks nephew after loss to Giants

pfft, if this was an eagles fan or a fan of anything Philly All you idiots would have lined up to post stupid crap like " well what do you expect from philadelphia " or " "typical philly fan behavior" Where are all you haters at now?! sad that someone could have almost gotten beat to death but this should prove that most of you guys are just philly haters, and this also proves that jackasses fans come from everywhere , and are not limited to philadelphia.

Compared to this, throwing snowballs at santa was childs play. Glad nobody died


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