The Alabama mom, who dove head first, WWE-style into a row of fans to fight an OU student after the banter got too personal at the Sugar Bowl, has apologized for her actions, but also admitted that she would do it again.
The Oklahoma Sooners upset the Crimson Tide — who for most of the season were vying for the college football national championship — on January 2 by a score of 45-31 at the Sugar Bowl, which takes place each year at the Mercedes Benz Superdome in New Orleans.
Michelle Pritchett apologized to Crimson Tide team (including Coach Nick Saban), its fans, as well as Sooner fans, and reportedly called OU junior Michael Connolly on the phone to apologize for her actions, which went viral on YouTube.
In another interview, however, the mother of three from Sweet Water, Ala., explained that she couldn’t abide Sooner fans taunting her son during the Sugar Bowl.
“It started off being friendly, just us going back and forth about the game. But what ended up happening had nothing to do with the game. It escalated. When they said something to my son, I told them to shut their mouths. They were telling my son to come down there and ‘do something about it.’ I said, ‘no, that’s not going to happen. This crap needs to stop.'”
The man in the video who initially held her back was husband, but the breaking point was when one of the Sooner fans allegedly called her a stupid b***h. That’s what apparently prompted her to launch herself into the fans in a makeshift mosh pit. “I hate to say it, but I’d do it again if I had to. I’m not going to let anyone go after my son,” she said.
Pritchett noted that she had a few drinks at the game, but wasn’t intoxicated.
— Michael Connolly (@MConnolly4) January 4, 2014