You've probably seen it by now and if you haven't it's below for your viewing pleasure. The Alabama fan who attacked an Oklahoma fan during Thursday night's Sugar Bowl has now come forward with her side of the story. Her name is Michelle Pritchett and according to her she was enjoying the game until one of the Oklahoma fans taunted her son. That's when she walked over and told them to stop. However, on her way back to her seat, she heard someone call her a name. And that's when the fun, I mean kicking, started happening. Per AL.com
"It had nothing to do about the ball game," she said. "It had nothing to do with us losing. It started when he started taunting my son."
Pritchett said she had had a couple of drinks but wasn't intoxicated, and she said the Sooner fans had gotten out of control.
"Even some of the people with them said 'y'all are getting too rowdy, this is getting out of control,'" she said.
Pritchett said she's sorry for her actions, that she wouldn't normally respond that way. She said she wants to apologize to both Oklahoma fans and Alabama fans.
"I apologize to the whole Alabama team, to Nick Saban," she said. "I apologize to the whole Alabama base. That's not the way I would normally handle things. But when he told my son to come down there, that wasn't going to happen."
Pritchett said the Oklahoma fans had been rowdy all game, and that security had been called up to the area twice to see if someone in the section had been tossing things down into the lower level.
"From what the security person told me, they walked up there a couple times because the lower deck people were complaining that someone was throwing bottles," said Pritchett, who said she didn't personally see them throw any bottles. "I didn't tell them to come up there but they talked to these guys a few times."
While she is sorry it happened, she said she only did it because her son was brought into it.
"Would I take that back? No," she said. "He was out of control."
Let's take one more look shall we?