Posted at 7:39 pm on November 26, 2018

New videos provide additional details on LSU-Texas A&M postgame altercation

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James Moran
James Moran was named Editor of Tiger Rag in August 2018. He previously served as the associate editor since 2014. He covers LSU football and baseball and is a graduate of the LSU Manship School of Journalism.

Video obtained by Brent Zwerneman of the Houston Chronicle provide additional details into the altercation that took place on the field after the LSU-Texas A&M game on Saturday night.

One video, shared by Zwerneman via Twitter, shows a man identified as Texas A&M undergraduate manager Cole Fisher taking two swings at LSU director of player development Kevin Faulk. The video then shows LSU safety John Battle punching Fisher in the face.

Another video appears to show Fisher shoving LSU analyst Steve Kragthorpe in the chest at the outset of the altercation. Kragthorpe, who was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2011, said the blow hit him directly in a pacemaker that was installed in 2017.

“Out of nowhere, I got nailed,” Kragthorpe told Gannett Louisiana in an on-the-record interview Sunday. “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.”

The long-time coach was checked out by medical personnel on the scene and ultimately cleared. Initially hired as an offensive coordinator under Les Miles, Kragthorpe has served as an analyst since 2013.

The Southeastern Conference said in a statement Monday that it “remains in contact” with both LSU and Texas A&M as it looks into the incident. The league also announced it had fined Texas A&M $50,000 for fans rushing the field after the 74-72 win in seven overtimes.

Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher released an official statement regarding the incident on Monday night. You can read it below.

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