Former Austin American-Statesman photographer Nick Wagner is suing the handlers and owners of Bevo XV for negligence after the Texas Longhorns mascot made a matador-like pass at him prior to the 2019 Sugar Bowl, in which Texas beat the Georgia Bulldogs.
Yep. You remember the incident.
Per the Statesman’s report, Wagner is seeking between $200,000 and $1 million in damages. He claims Bevo caused him “permanent injuries,” according to the lawsuit.
Wagner left the Statesman in May, the Statesman reports.
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Tom Herman: Running game fixes, getting healthy were Texas’ top two off-week priorities
Austin American-Statesman: Texas’ Tom Herman: Players not mandated to stay for ‘The Eyes’ but team is unified going forward
Austin American-Statesman: Tom Herman on Texas WR Jordan Whittington’s latest injury: ‘He has a ton of football left in him’
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Texas’ Herman is straddling support of players and appeasing fans
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Tuesday, Oct. 20
Dallas Morning News: Tom Herman says Texas is in ‘as good a place as we’ve ever been’ amid continued school song controversy
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: Texas extends offers to a trio of 2022 OL
Austin American-Statesman: The Dotted Line: Scouting offensive lineman Bryce Foster, trio of 2022 Texas targets
247Sports: JJ Henry talks relationships with schools, decision timeline
247Sports: Four-star 2022 DB Chace Biddle discusses latest in recruitment
247Sports: 2023 DE Anthony James excited by Texas offer
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: Dave Aranda reports all Baylor players and coaches negative for COVID-19
Cowboys Ride for Free: Oklahoma State athletics reports zero active COVID-19 cases
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia again placed in noon slot for home game against Kansas State
Rock Chalk Talk: KU’s offense is in rare (bad) company
WHAT WE’RE READING
Banner Society: The AP Poll: Now with more Group of 5!
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Be a fly on the wall for the Austin American-Statesman’s reporters’ discussion on “The Eyes of Texas,” how Texas improved during the off week, and the Baylor Bears being next up.
LIVE: Longhorn Confidential
Texas coach Tom Herman addressed the media on Monday, hitting on several topics like “The Eyes of Texas” and the Longhorns’ off-week fixes. American-Statesman writers Kirk Bohls, Cedric Golden and Brian Davis discuss Herman’s press conference and UT’s 2-2 record heading into the Baylor game.�Posted by BevoBeat from Hookem.com on Monday, October 19, 2020
- Texas head coach Tom Herman plans to take advantage of the news transfer rule, per the Dallas Morning News. “I think a one-time dump of this rule in everybody’s lap in January without any other rules being adjusted or adapted because of that, I think that can lead to some very serious issues,” Herman said during Monday’s Big 12 teleconference. “If we can figure out how to manage our rosters legally and equitably, I think anything that allows student-athletes to feel some sense of freedom and the ability to make choices that are best for them. … We’ve just got to make sure it’s a good thing for everybody.”