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Sport Alabama student who called in bomb threat to LSU-Florida game faces up to 20 years in prison

02:05  18 october  2019
02:05  18 october  2019 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

Alabama student who allegedly phoned in bomb threat on LSU’s Tiger Stadium said ‘his friend was on the verge of losing a large bet’

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Police: Alabama student called in bomb threat to LSU - Florida game because friend was losing bet. On Monday, news broke that 19- year -old Alabama freshman Connor Bruce Croll had been detained in a Tuscaloosa jail, accused of calling in a threat to LSU ’s Tiger Stadium during a

An Alabama freshman student was arrested and charged after calling in a bomb threat to LSU 's Tiger Stadium during the Saturday night game vs He faces unspecified charges in Baton Rouge, Louisiana . Authorities didn’t immediately provide further detail about the nature of the threat or say

Connor Bruce Croll was just a couple months into his freshman year at the University of Alabama, a floppy-haired 19-year-old from small-town Virginia who joined a fraternity to ease his transition.

a person posing for the camera: Alabama freshman Connor Bruce Croll, 19, is accused of calling in a bomb threat to LSU’s Tiger Stadium. (Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office)© Provided by Oath Inc. Alabama freshman Connor Bruce Croll, 19, is accused of calling in a bomb threat to LSU’s Tiger Stadium. (Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office)

Then at 9:31 p.m. Tuscaloosa time on Saturday, according to authorities, he decided to play what appears to be a joke. Croll told police that, “his friend was on the verge of losing a big bet,” in the Florida-LSU game that was being played at that time.

In an effort to halt the game, he called the non-emergency line of the Baton Rouge police department and stated, “There is a bomb in the stadium.” He then hung up.

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There were no apparent delays to Saturday’s LSU - Florida college football game in Baton Rouge, despite an attempt by a University of Alabama student Baton Rouge ABC affiliate WBRZ reported that Connor Bruce Croll, 19, was arrested Sunday by University of Alabama police after calling in

Croll, who is an Alabama student , has been arrested and accused of allegedly phoning in a bomb threat during the LSU / Florida game . It’s the most degenerate thing I can think of. The spread was 13.5 and LSU went up by two scores. Would I ever call in a bomb threat while LSU was driving to go

There was no bomb and it stands to reason Croll would have no idea, let alone any inclination to ever make or plant one.

As such, perhaps there were laughs back in Tuscaloosa. There were none in Baton Rouge, where such a threat is taken deathly serious.

About 100,000 people were attending the nationally televised game at Tiger Stadium. LSU police were immediately notified and followed established protocol, including calling in federal authorities and making a comprehensive sweep of the stadium and surrounding grounds, according to the university. With nothing discovered, the game played on.

Meanwhile, Baton Rouge police traced the call to Tuscaloosa and contacted police there for assistance. They quickly pinpointed the phone’s location on the Alabama campus and quickly went and arrested Croll.

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Alabama student , 19, arrested for 'threatening to BOMB Louisiana State 's Tiger Stadium during Saturday's game against Florida because his friend He faces unspecified charges. Authorities didn't immediately provide further detail about the nature of the threat or say whether Croll intended to carry

A 19- year -old Univ. of Alabama student was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly made a bomb threat to LSU 's Tiger Stadium during the school's game against Florida on Saturday. Cops say they were able to track down Connor Bruce Croll right after the bomb threat

The threat was obviously fake. The fallout is very real.

Croll is now facing felony charges in East Baton Rouge Parish for the “communication of false information of a planned bombing on school property at a school-supported function,” District Attorney Hillar C. Moore, III told Yahoo Sports.

The penalty if convicted?

“Up to 20 years with or without hard labor,” Moore said. “It’s a serious charge.”

Croll, after being brought from Tuscaloosa to Baton Rouge on Monday, posted a $100,000 bond and is currently free. Moore said the investigation into all that happened is ongoing, both in Louisiana and Alabama.

As news of the arrest and the comically stupid reason behind it made the news, reports ricocheted around the internet, giving plenty of people a laugh and another joke about just how crazy college football fans in general, and SEC fans in particular, can get.

For authorities though, the case hopefully serves as another reminder to fans that while passion for the team (or a bet) is great, there are clear and important limits to what is acceptable.

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A University of Alabama student has reportedly been accused of calling in a threat to LSU 's University of Alabama spokesperson Chris Bryant released a statement on Monday, providing no He is expected to face charges in Baton Rouge. Louisiana . LSU spokesman Ernie Ballard had no

An Alabama student has been accused calling in a bomb threat to the LSU - Florida game . He faces unspecified charges in Baton Rouge, Louisiana . Alabama spokesman Chris Bryant said pranks and threats can have serious ramifications and require an appropriate response.

“The LSU police were extremely well prepared and ready for it,” Moore said. “They planned for it. And there was fairly quick work by the police in Alabama. But this is the kind of thing that can make people very nervous. What if they had to evacuate the stadium? Surely there’d be widespread panic.

“How do you evacuate a stadium immediately when it takes hours to get everyone in there?” Moore continued. “There is no telling what kind of damage or danger that could come from that.”

Moore said his office will follow the law and nothing else when it comes to Croll. About the only positive that can come from such outrageous behavior is that it serves as a reminder to everyone else to not push the boundaries when it comes to football games.

George Hesni would understand that. A former New Orleans police officer, Hesni was in the middle of a 16-year run as a prosecutor in 2012 when he filed charges against an Alabama fan for rubbing his genitals on the head of a passed-out LSU fan inside a Krystal restaurant on Bourbon Street.

The incident took place after Alabama had defeated LSU in the BCS championship game. The incident had been filmed and uploaded to the internet. What some saw as ridiculous behavior — the depths of fan taunting — Hesni saw as sexual battery.

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Report: Alabama student charged with calling in threat to LSU stadium during Florida game . The 19- year -old Alabama freshman has been arrested, accused of calling in a threat to LSU ’s Tiger Stadium during its Saturday night showdown against the Florida Gators, the Tuscaloosa News reports.

The 19- year -old Alabama freshman has been arrested, accused of calling in a threat to LSU ’s Tiger Stadium during its Saturday night But if the allegations are true, then this die-hard Crimson Tide fan went to extreme measures to disrupt a game between two of Alabama ’s biggest rivals.

“We wanted to make a statement,” Hesni told Yahoo Sports. “This is unacceptable. This kind of act is wrong.”

That the perpetrator, Brian Downing, was then a 33-year-old, married and otherwise law-abiding citizen who essentially had been drinking and was overcome with the moment didn’t matter. In fact, that was the point.

There are a lot of people like that at sporting events. Same with college kids screwing around on Saturday night.

Neither is a defense. Even in the SEC.

Downing pleaded guilty and served a one-year prison term. How Croll handles his case has yet to be determined, but the penalty could be severe.

Meanwhile, the message is clear.

“It’s generally not a good idea to do something just to send a message,” said Moore, the East Baton Rouge prosecutor. “But we hope that whatever comes out of this by following the law people see it and think, ‘OK, I can’t do that, because this will happen.”

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