A man described as an avid football fan in Alabama died of injuries suffered in the Louisian bar after the Crimson Tide victory over the LSU.
Robert Bowers, 46, was in support of his life and died Tuesday on injuries sustained by two men in Ponchatoula Pub Sunday night on Sunday morning, according to Ponchatoula police. Ryan Anthony, 24 years old from Albany, and Azia Crockett, 27 years old from Ponchatoula, turned to the police, and each was accused of a heavy killing at Tangipahoa Parish Jail in Amite. Anthony married Crockett's sister one hour before the incident, said police chief Bry Layrisson Nola.com.
Although Bowers, a resident of Louisiana, was a fan of Crimson Tide, the police said the fight was not a football match at night. "We do not really know what the word has said," Layrisson said, and told the attorney that Crocked and Bowers were arguing when Anthony had "blinded" him. Bowers' daughter, Alexandria, said she went to the bar to watch the game with her father, friend and cousin, but she left early.
Alexandra Bowers for Nola.com said that witnesses say the fight started when someone came across a cousin's interaction with a woman at a bar. The cousin was accompanied by incident safety, according to Layrisson. Anthony allegedly struck Bowers, who fell to the floor and was unconscious, and Crockett reportedly struck Bowers several times, according to Layrisson.
A volunteer fireman in the bar made a CPR on Bowers, a RV technician who had previously played semipro football and lived in Ponchatoula, and the family used #rolltideforrobert to request donations for medical expenses. In addition to his daughter, the son survives.
"My father is a wonderful person who cares about everyone and helps those who need it and deserves to be recognized and have justice for what they have done to them," his daughter said before Nola.com's death.
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