Alabama BCS National Title Trophy Shatters After Player's Father Trips On Rug

on April 17 2012 12:24 PM
Alabama BCS national title trophy
Alabama beat LSU 21-0 on Jan. 9 to take home the BCS national title trophy (left). Reuters

The BCS national title trophy has had its share of falling and breaking, and this time, the trophy that the Alabama Crimson Tide football team won earlier this year has experienced it.

The father of a current player tripped on a rug that was under the trophy's display case and the Waterford Crystal football, handmade in Ireland and worth $30,000, crashed to the ground and shattered inside the Mal Moore Athletic Facility following Saturday's annual A-Day scrimmage, according to reports. The Tuscaloosa News reported that officials aren't releasing the name of the man.

Associate Athletics Director for Football Communications Jeff Purinton said that the school is in the process of getting the football replaced.

The last time the BCS football trophy shattered occurred when former Georgia tight end Orson Charles accidentally knocked over Florida's 2008 championship trophy during a recruiting visit while snapping pictures of quarterback Tim Tebow's Heisman trophy.

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