I agree that fighting has long been a feature of college life.
However, someone might point out:
(1) You weren't a high-profile LSU football player;
(2) It isn't 1984;
(3) Schools in general have become much less tolerant of hazing, drinking, and alcohol related violence over the last thirty years;
(4) Media scrutiny of college football is geometrically more intense now than it was in 1984;
(5) We live in an era when nearly every human being is carrying a portable recording device that can capture, broadcast, and immortalize youthful follies, which certainly wasn't the case in 1984, when the most pressing technological question of the day was: Beta or VHS?
Pussification of America. Why hasn't anyone pointed out that this frat douche could have broken JH's hand hitting it with his head like that! Then he'd have trouble holding onto the ball!
When I was at LSU (91-95) it seemed half of campus was juicing up and heading to Sports or Murphys for the weekly brawls. Nobody called the police. And when the police did show up they just chased everyone off. They didn't want to waste time writing reports, etc. over a bar fight.
For all of the 'greater han thou' people here, yes, JH is on probation. It MAY surprise you, but not every law that is broken is deemed worthy of imprisonment. Nor should this altercation end JH's football career. Miles and Moffit will handle his punishment accordingly and from what I have heard, it will SUCK.
JH WILL pay a price that this douchebag wont have to worry about. This assclown won't have to get up at 5:00 am to run till he fills the puke bucket. He'll put some ice on his head and try to get some sympathy ass.
Why do you think JH is going to get off easy? He'll face the SAME legal system as anyone else, will have the same rights and presumptions, and will face the same penalties if found guilty. On top of that, he will have to answer to Miles and Moffit, two old school hard-asses.
The guy is in college. He's 20. He got called out, won a fight, got in an extra shot, and laughed at a goofy jackass. This is NOT a sign of the downfall of LSU football or that thug life has taken over. Get over yourself.
I bet come the first Saturday in September you are tailgating, boozing it up, heckling old women and babies, tipping over porta-potties with handicaps inside, and throwing piss bombs.
Or what it could be is that you were the guys sitting in your dorm room every night hating on the bar scene because you couldn't hook up with your hand in college!