Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; ESPN broadcaster Chris Fowler on the set of College Gameday prior to the game between the Auburn Tigers and the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Fowler nearly choked to death at Pinstripe Bowl, needed Heimlich maneuver from Jesse Palmer


ESPN’s College GameDay crew usually finds themselves in some interesting scenarios and host Chris Fowler found himself in perhaps the most bizarre situation today when he nearly died during halftime of the Pinstripe Bowl in New York. According to Fowler’s personal Twitter account, he nearly choked to death on a chicken sandwich while taking a halftime break with partner Jesse Palmer.

Fowler reports that he’s never been given the Heimlich maneuver before but was grateful that Palmer was there and knew what to do.

In addition to having his life saved by Palmer, Fowler also implies that that the former NFL quarterback may not be a complete and total expert on the maneuver, commenting that bruised ribs beat choking to death every single time.


In all seriousness though, it seems like there was a pretty serious situation at halftime of the Pinstripe Bowl and thankfully Fowler is okay. It will now go down a yet another interesting and bizarre thing to have happened to a member of the GameDay crew,.

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