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Texas A&M AD: ‘I know vandalism when I see it’


Or, smell it?

Either way, Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne made a stink (yeah, we know; last time, I promise) over the weekend about the school’s buses being vandalized with what Byrne said to be excrement and spray paint.

“Someone vandalized our buses in Lubbock. Excrement inside and outside of buses plus spray painted vulgarities on outside. Classy,” Byrne tweeted.

Texas Tech responded earlier this week with an investigation into the matter. The school stated that they had found “the buses were not spray painted. Instead, washable shoe polish was used on the windows of one of the buses; No feces were found either in or on the buses. Fish bait was dropped onto the floor of one of the buses; The alleged ‘vandalism’ was cleaned by the bus drivers and Holiday Inn staff before it was seen by the A&M official who tweeted the information.”

But in his weekly blog released today, Byrne noted — way down at the bottom, mind you — that he stood by what he tweeted over the weekend.

Finally, I don’t feel the need to defend my comments about the incident in Lubbock because whatever was thrown on that bus sure stunk and I know vandalism when I see it.  I took personal offense just as I would have if someone did this to my own car.  This was a first in my 28 years as an Athletic Director … and hopefully a last.

Byrne also noted that he was disappointed in Tech fans booing injured Aggies.

“Apparently, they felt the injuries were faked in an attempt to slow the game down,” Byrne said. “I was in the locker room after we won the game and can attest to the separated shoulder, dislocated elbow, knee injuries, and concussion suffered by members of our team.” 

Byrne did give high marks to the Texas Tech media relations staff, but it appeared his overall experience in Lubbock left a bad, perhaps fishy, taste in his mouth — until the Aggies strolled out of Lubbock on their buses with a 45-40 victory, of course.

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8 Responses to “Texas A&M AD: ‘I know vandalism when I see it’”
  1. qcubed3 says: Oct 12, 2011 9:38 PM

    Texas A&M AD: I know vandalism when I see it. Me: I know second half collapses when I see them.

    Good luck in the SEC. I hope they don’t hurty poo your precious little feelings Mr. Byrne. I know those dagnabbity Red Raiders are just all too mean. I’m quite sure the tide, tigers (and everyone else) will take “good” care of your cute little team next year.

  2. rexismybff says: Oct 12, 2011 10:10 PM

    Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Auburn, Arkansas, Tennessee, South Carolina and LSU are looking forward to “vandalizing” you for years to come, Aggies.

  3. txnative61 says: Oct 13, 2011 3:45 AM

    Fish or cut bait.

  4. chmba says: Oct 13, 2011 6:44 AM

    TT is a loser school (no, I am not an Aggie). Good place for losers like Craig James and his whining, T Tuberville and his fake classes, etc. at Auburn, weak academics, and , oh yeah, no other conference other than Texas and the Lapdog conference wants them!

  5. cygnusx3 says: Oct 13, 2011 8:58 AM

    Tech has never been the classiest of schools, but A&M is just turning into a bunch of whiney bitches. There’s been plenty of occasions where Aggies vandalized or stole something from another school. Let’s also not discuss how classy it is for their corp to pull sabers on cheerleaders and fans storming the field. Shut your yaps, and leave the conference already. Good luck with weekly vandalism and butt whippings in the SEC.

  6. adolph1993 says: Oct 13, 2011 11:54 AM

    From the reports that I have read, AD Byrnes did not personally see the ‘vandalism’. It was cleaned up by the drivers and hotel staff before he ever saw it. Furthermore, it was not spray paint, it was washable shoe polish on the windows. The smell was from fish bait and it was dropped on the floor of one of the buses.

    But where is AD Byrnes when Tech travels to A&M? Every time we travel to A&M Tech has items stolen from the band. Sometimes we are able to recover them and sometimes we are not. We don’t dare leave our buses unlocked on campus or leave anything not locked down. My understanding is that if a freshman corps member can steal something, they get senior privileges in the cafeteria for a week. What is that teaching these young men and women who are future ‘Officers and Gentlemen’.

    Not to mention in the early 1960’s when our mascot was kidnapped and later died, along with her foal, due to the treatment she received at the hands of the Aggies.

    I regret that their bus was ‘vandalized’. It should not have happened.

    For those who call Lubbock a ‘wasteland’, I would say that the last time I was in College Station, it wasn’t exactly the Garden of Eden.

  7. cubano76 says: Oct 13, 2011 12:03 PM

    C’mon people! Let’s all just settle down. Which one of us hasn’t been covered in excrement and spray painted, once or 7 times in our lives?

    It doesn’t cause any long term mental damage. Now if you’ll excuse me, my mom is bringing my PB&J sandwich down to the basement.

  8. florida727 says: Oct 13, 2011 2:04 PM

    Byrne’s tweet really only needed to consist of one word: scoreboard.

    ‘cubano’, you’re a classic. I think you may be my new hero :)

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