Alabama Student Called In Threat To Tiger Stadium During Florida-LSU Game, Police Allege [UPDATE]

Alabama student Connor Croll arrested for calling in threat to Tiger Stadium during Florida-LSU game / via Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office

Alabama student Connor Croll was arrested for calling in a threat to Tiger Stadium during the Florida-LSU game, according to the University of Alabama police. Croll, a 19-year-old freshman, was booked into jail without bond and remains on the Tuscaloosa County Jail inmate roster as of this morning.

From WAFB:

According to The Tuscaloosa News, Croll called in a threat to LSU’s Tiger Stadium during the school’s game against the Florida Gators Saturday night.

University of Alabama Police arrested Croll. Neither UA nor LSU officials provided details about the incident, but UA spokesman Chris Bryant released a statement to The News on Monday afternoon:

“We are aware of the arrest of a UA freshman over the weekend. Threats and pranks can have serious ramifications and necessitate an appropriate response. The university and UAPD are cooperating fully with the investigation, but we cannot provide any additional details on a pending matter.

Imagine being a couple months into your freshman year at Alabama and you’re sitting in county jail with some bad dudes and you’re in the pen for calling in a threat to the Florida-LSU game. This one is going to stick to your Google Search record for a long, long time. Hate to see it for young Connor, but this is the big time and you can’t go calling in threats to a stadium, especially when you’re a white kid in the age range of those who shoot up places.

UPDATE: Connor says he did it for his friend who was losing a big bet.

The University of Alabama freshman accused of calling in a threat to LSU’s Tiger Stadium told police he made the call because his friend was losing a bet he’d placed on the school’s game against Florida.

Louisiana court records show Connor Croll, 19, called in a bomb threat to stop the game because “his friend was on the verge of losing a large bet.”

Bet Connor’s parent’s are real happy over this:

Alabama student arrested for LSU threat / via Tuscaloosa County Jail
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