OU, Alabama Fan Dispute Cause Of Sugar Bowl Brawl


Friday, January 3rd 2014, 10:47 pm
By: News 9


The Alabama fan who leaped down several rows to confront an OU student says she's not the bad guy.

Video of the third quarter scuffle is going viral. OU junior Michael Connolly and Alabama fan Michelle Pritchett, both agree the night started out OK. It was just typical back and forth game banter. But, Pritchett says the reason for her lashing out had nothing to do with the game.

"It just kept escalating, and escalating, and it just kind of got a little out of control on their side," said Pritchett.

"She was the one doing the most yelling and basically being the talker for their team, kind of the s*** talker per se," said Connolly.  

It's a he-said she-said situation. The two say things didn't start to get out of hand until the beginning of the third quarter. Pritchett, a professional photographer from Sweet Water, Ala. says Connolly and his friends eventually pushed her over the edge.

"He had said something to me, the guy did, and of course my son said something back to him, and that's when he looked at my son, and said, ‘Why don't you bring your a** down here?'" said Pritchett.

"And I was like, ‘No I don't want to fight anyone, but if there's going to be a fight, it's going to be down here.'" said Connolly. "I'm not going up there."

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And it didn't end there. Pritchett's husband tries pulling her away, but then she says one of the OU students literally set her off.

"I go to walk away and when I go to get seated, he said, ‘You stupid b****.' or something like that, and I said, ‘Oh hell no you just didn't.'" said Pritchett.

That's when Pritchett takes a leap over several rows after Connolly.

"She was hammered. Absolutely hammered," Connolly said.

"I was not. I had maybe two or three. No, I was not hammered drunk, was not. I was having fun," Pritchett said.

Pritchett says Connolly got what he deserved.

"You know, I did it, and it doesn't bother me. I just hate that I did it. I mean, do I regret doing it? I think I should have handled it a little better, yeah. But, he got what was coming to him, he did," Pritchett said.

Connolly says he tried filing a police report, but was told it wasn't worth his time. He claims Pritchett left heel marks on his shirt, and cracked his cell phone.

The video has gotten more than 1.4 million views.