SEC: No punishment for LSU-Texas A&M post-game fight

Schools will handle it internally

Chris Miller
November 30, 2018 - 4:40 pm

It appears any punishment handed out to those involved in a post-game brawl after LSU's seven-overtime loss to Texas A&M last week won't come from the Southeastern Conference.

SEC commissioner Greg Sankey said at a news event leading up to the SEC Championship Game that he's "very disappointed" and he "made it clear that that type of behavior is unacceptable."

USA TODAY Reporter Glen Guilbeau says the fight began after Dameyune Craig, who was fired by LSU Coach Ed Orgeron after one year as an assistant at LSU, approached LSU staff.

"You know, Dameyune didn’t hit anybody, but he was jawing with the coaches, going up to Orgeron even and Steve (Kragthorpe) said 'hey, you need to move along,'" said Gilbeau.

That’s when Cole Fisher, nephew of A&M coach Jimbo Fisher, allegedly punched Kragthorpe, who suffers from Parkinson’s, right where he has a medical device implanted to alleviate symptoms of the disease. After that, former LSU running back and current Tiger Staffer Kevin Faulk says he stepped in to protect a good friend, and went to town on Fisher.

"He saw Steve Kragthorpe, who he knew has a pacemaker for the brain, and Parkinson’s, he saw him hit in the chest, so Kevin kind of lost it," Gilbeau said, "which is understandable."

All this happened as Texas A&M fans began pouring on to the field, an incident for which the SEC fined the school $50,000.

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