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Texas Tech refutes Byrne's claims about A&M bus

Posted on: October 10, 2011 7:32 pm
Edited on: October 10, 2011 7:33 pm
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Without question, one of the more disgusting stories we heard over the weekend came from Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne, who tweeted that a Texas A&M bus had been vandalized by Texas Tech fans. According to Byrne, the bus had been covered by excrement both inside and out, and had "vulgarities" spray-painted all over it.

As you can imagine, Byrne's claims received quite a bit of reaction.

Well, Texas Tech finally made an official statement about the matter today, and after an investigation into the matter, Texas Tech thinks Byrne made a mountain of feces out of a mole hill.

"The buses were not spray painted. Instead, washable shoe polish was used on the windows of one of the buses," said the Tech statement. "No feces were found either in or on the buses. Fish bait was dropped onto the floor of one of the buses."

The statement also said that the bus had been cleaned by bus drivers and hotel staff before Byrne ever even saw it.

Now, covering a bus in shoe polish and throwing fish bait into it isn't exactly polite, but compared to what Byrne claims happened, it's really not all that bad. Whatever happened or didn't happen to the bus, it's probably best for all parties that Texas A&M won't have to make another trip to Lubbock any time soon.
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Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: October 10, 2011 10:10 pm

Texas Tech refutes Byrne's claims about A&M bus

Well, they are SEC cry babies now. Just more cannon fodder for the top tier SEC teams.

Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: October 10, 2011 8:59 pm

Texas Tech refutes Byrne's claims about A&M bus

aTm has always over-reacted to pranks, and yet their cadet throws a shovel of horse on a visiting band; a cadet has chased a cheerleader with a sword, cadets "sawed" the horns off the logo at Memorial Stadium (for 10K of damage at the time) and stolen an iconic longhorn sign on Lamar in Austin.  No criminal charges, no hyperbole, no hysterics by UT; and yet aggies cry like babies when pranks are played on them.  Low self-esteem is earned; aTm needs to quit working so hard.

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: October 10, 2011 8:19 pm

Texas Tech refutes Byrne's claims about A&M bus

Wow at first I thought they had some disgusting fans but now it does just look like some razzing prank. What a "douche" to blow something so out of proportion. Huge difference in shoe polish and spray paint ... my own cousins shoe polish my windows after an Auburn Iron bowl win and I do the same to them after an Alabama win. The fish bait is pushing it but it's a far cry from human feces.

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