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Cowbell assault suit seeks to include Miss. St.

Posted on: April 5, 2011 12:48 pm
 
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

This much we knew already: Mississippi State is going to pay out some level of fine to the SEC this offseason for its cowbell addiction, for its shocking, shocking inability (or, more accurately, "completely expected" inability) to prevent its fans from ringing their bells at inappropriate moments during league games in Starkville.

But an altercation between two State students at the 2009 Egg Bowl could make those cowbells an even more expensive habit for the university, thanks to a lawsuit already pending against Mike Slive and the SEC that could now expand to include MSU:
Doug Foster , attorney for William Matthew Brasher , has filed a motion in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court requesting that MSU and president Mark Keenum be added to the suit.

Brasher alleges he was assaulted by Brent Vowell during MSU's football game against the University of Mississippi on Nov. 28, 2009. He already was seeking unspecified damages from the SEC and commissioner Mike Slive because the league had a "knowing refusal," the suit says, to enforce its own rule on artificial noisemakers.

MSU was sent a claim by Brasher's attorneys on Nov. 16. It said Brasher is "willing to resolve his claim for damages" of $10 million.

Stunningly, there has no been indication on State's part that it is willing to offer Brasher $10 million -- once again, the sum of 10 million American dollars in a case in which one man allegedly knocked another man unconscious with a cowbell -- in order to close the suit.

Whether or not the court could wind up ordering State, or the SEC, or Slive to pay some smaller sum to Brasher is not something we're lawyer enough to take a guess at. But this much we know: if they do, State may have wished they'd gone for, say, tambourines instead.

Comments

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2011 3:26 pm
 

Cowbell assault suit seeks to include Miss. St.

That was a good one.



Since: Mar 13, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2011 12:50 pm
 

Cowbell assault suit seeks to include Miss. St.

Maybe he had a fever-and the only prescription....was more COWBELL!

I have to admit, that was pretty funny.  All jokes aside, I agree that to sue for $10 mil is insane and ridiculous.  But what will be even more ridiculous is if this guy wins the suit.  The whole premise of this lawsuit is downright laughable in my opinion.




Since: Aug 31, 2006
Posted on: April 6, 2011 11:36 am
 

Cowbell assault suit seeks to include Miss. St.

$10 million??? That's outrageous!  Do you have any idea how many double-wides that would buy in Mississippi?  beyond this ridiculous lawsuit, though, is the typical SEC 'look the other way" policy.  if they think the rule is stupid they should lift it, and if they are serious, they should enforce it.



Since: Jul 28, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2011 10:54 am
 

Cowbell assault suit seeks to include Miss. St.

Maybe he had a fever-and the only prescription....was more COWBELL!



Since: Sep 23, 2007
Posted on: April 6, 2011 12:35 am
 

Cowbell assault suit seeks to include Miss. St.

Cowbells don't hit people....PEOPLE hit people.... If not a cowbell, it would have been a fist, I'm sure.



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 5:03 pm
 

Cowbell assault suit seeks to include Miss. St.

As an aside, the way you make the cowbells quiet is for your football team to beat theirs.



Exactly, we went down there a few years ago, and nary a cowbell rang.  A 42-14 woopin' will keep them quiet, hell there was no one but us Mountie fans left by the middle of the third quarter.



Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 4:10 pm
 

At the Egg Bowl....

and it did not say this guy was an Ole Miss fan??? Must have been a State on State crime!




Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:54 pm
 

Cowbell assault suit seeks to include Miss. St.

The victim knew there were dangerous cowbells at the stadium also, but he still went to the game.  My guess would be that two drunks got upset with one another, and there you go. 



Since: Mar 23, 2007
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Cowbell assault suit seeks to include Miss. St.

Funny funny funny!  I call next!



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Cowbell assault suit seeks to include Miss. St.

Our wonderful judicial system at work.  Some idiot beats me with a cowbell so I sue the university for $10 mil.  He'll probably get it too.  Where is the line for cowbell beatings?  I'll take one.

As an aside, the way you make the cowbells quiet is for your football team to beat theirs.



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