Interesting. A man is allegedly beaten with a cowbell at the Egg Bowl (Mississippi St. vs. Ole Miss) in 2009 and files a suit against the guy who hit him, the SEC and now Mississippi State.
According to a story in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger, William Matthew Brasher filed the suit because the SEC willingly didn't enforce its rule against artificial noisemakers. And apparently Mr. Brasher and his attorney decided to include the school after turning down their offer to resolve the matter....for $10 million.
The whole story from Brandon Marcello and the Clarion-Ledger RIGHT HERE
Supposedly, Mr. Brasher was "Knocked Out" after being hit. Apparently the two initial defendants, Brasher and Brent Vowell, were students at Miss. St. How much do you want to be that neither were sober? That part isn't brought up in the story.
This should be an interesting case to follow however. The SEC has claimed before they were trying to eliminate "Cowbell" from Mississippi State, they haven't been totally successful.
The case was supposed to go to trial in January, it didn't. Supposedly it will re-appear sometime this month. We'll keep an eye out to see if that actually happens.
Of course no story on Cowbell would be complete without this: