Crystal BCS trophy busted in Tuscaloosa

Crystal BCS trophy busted in Tuscaloosa

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JANUARY 10: The Coaches' Trophy, awarded to head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide after defeating Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game during a press conference on January 10, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 17, 2012 at 7:50 AM

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- The crystal football Alabama won for beating LSU in the BCS championship game in January was shattered over the weekend when it was accidentally knocked off a display by the father of a current player.
   
Athletic department spokesman Jeff Purinton said the Waterford Crystal trophy, valued at $30,000, was on display in the Mal Moore Athletic Facility as part of the festivities for the Crimson Tide's spring football game Saturday in Tuscaloosa, Ala. He says the man stumbled on a rug that was under the trophy display.
   
Purinton said the school is working with the American Football Coaches Association, which owns the trophy, on getting a replacement.
   
This isn't the first such incident. Florida's 2006 trophy was destroyed when it was accidentally knocked off a pedestal by a recruit in 2008. In 2004, Florida State had two trophies stolen.
 

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