FILE - in this Jan. 21, 2012, file photo, Alabama coach Nick Saban holds up the Coaches Trophy in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The crystal football Alabama won for beating LSU in the BCS championship game in January was shattered on A-Day 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, April 14, 2012, in Tuscaloosa. He says the man stumbled on a rug that was under the trophy display. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. >> There’s a new mystery on the University of Alabama campus: Which player’s father broke the Crimson Tide’s latest BCS championship trophy?
University officials say the $30,000 crystal football shattered after being knocked off its stand following the annual A-Day scrimmage on Saturday.
A university spokesperson says the father of a current player accidentally toppled the trophy, which was on display in the athletic building. But The Tuscaloosa News reports that officials aren’t releasing the name of the man, who apparently tripped near the display.
‘Bama fans have already come up with a joke about the mishap. Some are posting on social media: "Don’t worry about it. We’ll get another one next season."
It’s unclear whether the Waterford crystal trophy was insured.
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