Friday, February 20th, 2009 at 9:42 am  |  35 responses

Video: Alabama High School Melee

Teams booted from state playoffs.

With 6:23 remaining in the 4th quarter of a boy’s Central Regional Tournament playoff game in Montgomery, AL, a harmless foul led to a full-on brawl between the teams and fans in the stands. Eleven students were arrested and both schools were placed on restrictive probation indefinitely.

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  • Torrance

    Wow. Good thing Mbenga wasn’t there.

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    seriously, this fight is straight up hood. these punches being thrown are NOT jokes. NOT jokes. There is straight FURY in this.

  • rob stewart

    Yeah, I saw some major doors being throwed in this one.

  • Torrance

    I can’t believe this was instigated by ‘a harmless foul’. Surely there must have been bad blood already…

  • http://allanzuss@yahoo.com Mendel

    I like dude with the lime green shirt in the stands just looking around and trying to find someone to hit and casually hitting people on any side of him

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    the dude in the stands with the twists and the letter jacked was layin his hands DOWN on cats.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    aw siht, this motherzucka right here did not just step on my new js!

  • http://slamonline.com Tzvi T

    Crazy! But on the East Coast we would of seen guns and knifes, too.

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com Eboy

    Is it time for a change?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Justin Walsh

    Tzvi, Alabama is ALMOST east coast, but I totally get what you mean! Rough stuff.

  • Funkdoc

    now THAT’S a brawl, ‘Melo

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com Zee!

    I’m glad everyone has a better view of this than the other sites it was posted on, they were making the most racist comments, as if this stuff doesn’t happen at football games in england, australia etc. But yeah, this was so stupid.

  • dubya816

    D*mn. Maybe everyone was in “heat?” Get it? Like it’s hot in the gym? Ok bad joke.

  • WMack

    Guys, I live here in Alabama, and the two teams have no bad blood/history. The refs probably could’ve done a better job of keeping it in check early and not letting hard fouls/screens go without calls. Too many no calls. And Alabama St. (the college campus where the two teams were playing) is located IN THE HOOD!! So I can almost guarantee that at least 20 of those dudes didn’t attend either one of the schools. They were just some cats from the block that needed something to do.

  • http://www.myspace.com/everybodylovesmush Mush

    Anyone got another link?

  • Thalilbigkahuna

    Is there another video of this? It says that it was removed due to terms of use violation.

  • Sari

    anyone got another link?

  • https://twitter.com/Neuronautuk mat smith

    I live in the UK and dont understand why SLAM is highlighting this, this isnt basketball, its a fight, and the pic on the mainpage “highlighting” this as “video” is just wrong, and makes the site look like bumfights or something, come on.

  • http://slamonline.com/ Ryne Nelson

    Mat, if you think this video sends the wrong message, then I assume you have a problem with CNN highlighting mostly disasters and people breaking the law.

  • solito

    Agreed. Keep posting this crap all over the place and give those idiots their 5 minutes of bragging rights. Uncool post Slam… just uncool.

  • http://fdklf.com Jukai

    Mat, living in the UK, where soccer fights are as common as people breathing air, I’m surprised you have a problem with this being highlighted. Like it or not, this is sports NEWS. A large brawl where people were arrested is sports NEWS. Sorry guys.

  • Onions Baby Onions

    disagree… fights are a part of sports (basketball included); I wouldn’t want to see SLAM start posting this stuff over legit basketball highlights, but there is always more to a sport than just the game, and that stuff shouldn’t just be ignored.

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  • http://www.nba.com Mr.Big

    whoa there Pve84. Take a crap, read a newspaper, and calm down. Slam keep posting this stuff, it takes my mind off my microfracture surgery.

  • http://www.yahoo.com Mr.Big

    whoa, there Pve84. Take a crap, read a newspaper, and calm down

  • http://www.kicksonfire.com Anton

    Before the first punch was thrown, you could hear someone say: “Wait, hold up…what do you mean nothing happened before the trade deadline?!”

  • http://dillanleuyahoo.com Holy Baller

    Justin: You’re the one who clicked on the headline, you’re the one who watched it. You didn’t have to watch it, no one forced you, so shut the f*ck up. And quit with the racist names, no one appreciates that. SLAM has a right to put what they want, whether you like it or not, and disagree as you may, it’s uncalled for to throw around racial slurs.

  • Danny Ferry

    Why isn’t my comment up here???

  • nastierthanyou

    Black folk gotta learn to stick together.

  • Jeremy

    So if CNN does it then it’s cool? I think it goes without saying that this site isn’t just about basketball, but more the ‘culture’ it’s trying to appeal to.

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  • http://www.ravingblacklunatic.blogspot.com Allenp

    I’ve been involved in stuff like this before. Crazy.

  • giogolo

    cool. full wrath scary cool.

  • Jackie LaRue

    The first thing to do is stand clear of any big fat women. Once they is on top a ya, you dead.