As multiple versions surface following the post-game melee after the LSU-Texas A&M game, LSU has issued a statement to support analyst Steve Kragthorpe’s depiction of events.
Kragthorpe, who has suffered from Parkinson’s disease since 2011, has a pacemaker, which he said was hit during the fracas.
Reports surfaced alleging that the man who punched Kragthorpe was Cole Fisher, a nephew of Jimbo Fisher’s, but a Texas A&M representative came out to say he “has no idea who Cole Fisher is.”
LSU Director of Player Development Kevin Faulk continued the altercation in response to seeing Kragthorpe get punched, but Kragthorpe claims former LSU assistant and current Texas A&M wide receivers coach Dameyune Craig was the one who started everything.
Robert J. Munson, an LSU associate athletics director, released a statement that outlined the events from Kragthorpe’s perspective. The LSU statement explained the medical attention Kragthorpe received in the LSU locker room.
“He declined an ambulance and made clear that he was not hit in the face,” the statement said. “Any reports that suggest otherwise are false and misleading. Steve is a man of the highest degree of integrity and character. That is a fact.”
— Robert J. Munson (@RobertJMunson) November 27, 2018
For his part, Texas A&M has handled the matter internally, according to coach Jimbo Fisher.
A statement from Head Coach Jimbo Fisher: pic.twitter.com/vHiSe6MW1h
— Texas A&M Football (@AggieFootball) November 27, 2018