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Bama Student On Beating Victim: “He Had Clearly Been Badly Beaten”

Police-LightsOne of two Alabama students allegedly beaten by a trio of Crimson Tide football players has spoken about his experience to The Crimson White, the university’s student newspaper.  The open to Melissa Brown’s story is as follows:


“When Samuel Jurgens woke up on a sidewalk outside of Paty Hall shortly before 1 a.m. Monday morning, he thought he was dreaming. His face was numb, his headphones lay nearby, bloodied and broken, and he didn’t recognize where he was. His backpack, containing clothes, books and his Apple Macbook Pro, was gone.

Jurgens struggled to get up, fading in and out of consciousness, and stumbled toward Blount Hall, where he had spent the night hanging out with friends.

On his way across the parking lot between Paty and Blount, he placed a call to his friend, fellow sophomore Chris Burks.

‘I apparently called Chris while in that state,’ Jurgens said in an interview with The Crimson White Tuesday night. ‘I don’t have a recollection of that, but I told him something. Something bad has happened to me, I remember thinking before I faded out again.’

Burks, who had spent the evening with Jurgens, said Jurgens called him about 20 minutes after they had parted for the night. He sounded delirious, Burks said, and repeated ‘I don’t know what happened, I need your help,’ multiple times. Burks and another friend, Anna Richardson, hurried to meet Jurgens at the front door of the dorm.

‘His left side of his face was gigantic,’ Burks said. ‘The jacket he was wearing and his headphones were completely drenched in blood, the bottom half of his face was completely covered in blood; he was bleeding badly from his lip. He had clearly been badly beaten.’

Friends helped clean Jurgens up and called UAPD, who made a report and escorted him to DCH. To save Jurgens the costly ambulance fee, Burks drove his friend to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a mild concussion and received stitches to close up his busted bottom lip.”


Jurgens also said of the players who beat and kicked him: “It’s almost like they were doing it for fun, because it seemed weird that they didn’t rob me of my wallet or phone or keys.  But I just know they sure did an efficient job because I can’t recall part of it even today.”


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