Robert Bowers was reportedly fatally beaten at a Louisiana bar.
Alabama Crimson Tide football fan, Robert Bowers, reportedly passed away on Tuesday as a result of injuries sustained during a bar fight in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana following Bama's 29-0 victory against the LSU Tigers.
According to a report by WBRZ's Jeremy Krail, Bowers, 46, suffered serious injuries after being knocked unconscious by two other men at the bar. A family member told WBRZ that they believe the attack was motivated by Bowers' fandom.
"Police Chief Bry Layrisson initially told the Advocate he believed the fight began as an argument over the LSU game, though he later backed away from that assertion, saying the cause of the fight was still unclear."
"The chief added that Bowers' niece was reportedly "agitating" the situation and was removed from the bar before the fight but couldn't say how that may have factored into the altercation. It's believed Bowers was arguing with 27-year-old Azia Crockett when a second person, 24-year-old Ryan Anthony, "blindsided" him. Both men then allegedly proceeded to beat Bowers while he was on the floor."
Crockett and Anthony have since been arrested and booked on felony manslaughter charges. WBRZ reports that Anthony had married Crockett's sister just hours before the incident took place.