Cole Fisher, the nephew of Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, has been identified by multiple sources to our media partners at The Advocate as the man who multiple athletic officials said punched an LSU analyst at last night’s game.
LSU analyst Steve Kragthorpe, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, was punched on the field after the Tigers’ loss, an LSU official told The Advocate early Sunday.
Kragthorpe was checked out after the punch and is OK; but he told WWL that he will be seeing his neurologist tomorrow because he doesn’t feel right.
Here’s what WWL reported in this story:
“Out of nowhere, I got nailed,” Kragthorpe said in a phone interview while he drove back home from the game Sunday afternoon. “I didn’t go down, but I clutched over. I was like, ‘Damn, he got me right in my pacemaker.’ Then it started fluttering like he jostled it.”
Kragthorpe was checked out by Texas A&M team doctor Jesse Parr and other emergency medical personnel at the game.
“I feel OK, but not as good as I was,” Kragthorpe said. “I felt like he tore something in there. I will be seeing my neurologist in Baton Rouge on Monday.”
Kragthorpe said he does not plan on pressing charges against the person but said that Texas A&M may be responsible for any injuries he may have received from the incident.
“I didn’t appreciate getting punched in my pacemaker,” he said. “I’m not feeling good right now. I have no idea who the guy is. But he was wearing an A&M shirt, and I think I saw him signalling during the game. He was credentialed, so A&M should know who he is.”
LSU director of player personnel Kevin Faulk was seen in a post-game skirmish on the field. The man sparring with Faulk is wearing a red Texas A&M shirt and a game credential, the Advocate reports.
Here’s a photo from the Advocate. To see a series of photos taken by Advocate photographer Hilary Scheinuk, click here.
And, here’s some video that was posted on Twitter:
— Zach Taylor (@ZachTaylorSport) November 25, 2018