Miami Hurricanes Fan Attacks Florida Gators Band Director Following Loss
By Bill Galluccio
August 26, 2019
The band was marching back to their bus when a female Hurricanes fan tried to push her way through the group. Band Director Jay Watkins walked over to the woman and tried to stop her from cutting through the band. He was then grabbed from behind, placed in a chokehold, and slammed to the ground.
Watkins was not seriously injured in the attack. He suffered scrapes on his elbow and a bump on the back of his head and got back on the bus to return home. He declined to press charges against the individual but wanted to document the incident in an official report.
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