Report: Jimbo Fisher’s nephew Cole punched ailing LSU staffer
A new report says the man who punched ailing LSU staffer Steve Kragthorpe following Texas A&M’s 7-overtime win over LSU on Saturday night was Cole Fisher, the nephew of Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher.
The Advocate’s Brooks Kubena reported the news on Sunday and says that a scuffle was started when A&M receivers coach Dameyune Craig came over and started talking trash after the Aggies’ 74-72 win. Craig had been a coach on Les Miles’ staff but was not retained by Ed Orgeron.
During the scuffle, Cole is said to have punched LSU analyst Steve Kragthorpe in the chest, hitting him where his pacemaker is located. Kragthorpe, 53, has Parkinson’s disease and has had a pacemaker in his chest since 2017 to help stimulate his brain.
“I didn’t appreciate getting punched in my pacemaker,” Kragthorpe told the Daily Advertiser. “I’m not feeling good right now. I have no idea who the guy is. But he was wearing an A&M shirt, and I think I saw him signalling during the game. He was credentialed, so A&M should know who he is.”
An A&M media spokesperson told the Daily Advertiser he did not know who Cole Fisher is.
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A photo shared after the game made it seem like LSU staffer Kevin Faulk was getting physical with Cole Fisher, but he says he was responding in protection of Kragthorpe.
This video seems to show Cole Fisher telling his uncle that he had punched someone:
A&M staffer informing Jimbo Fisher that he had punched an LSU coach who suffers from Parkinson's pic.twitter.com/vKJqgsqcUp
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The Advocate says Cole Fisher is an undergraduate football student manager at Texas A&M.