Alabama student pleads not guilty for threatening to bomb LSU’s Tiger Stadium

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A former Alabama student has pled not guilty after threatening to bomb LSU’s Tiger Stadium.

Two years after the alleged incident happened, a former Alabama student has pled not guilty for threatening to bomb SEC West rival LSU’s Tiger Stadium.

Then-19-year-old Connor Bruce Croll communicated the bomb threat during LSU’s sold-out home game vs. the Florida Gators. This was reportedly done to help one of Croll’s friends to get out of a very bad bet. Croll is being charged with falsely communicating a bomb threat on school property. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. LSU won that game vs. Florida easily, 42-28.

Croll appeared before state District Judge Tiffany Foxworth earlier this week to plead his case.

Former Alabama student pleads not guilty to LSU’s Tiger Stadium bomb threat

While this incident happened two seasons ago, it feels like a lifetime ago. Since the bomb threat, LSU went on to win the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship. 2019 Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Joe Burrow went No. 1 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2020 NFL Draft. In the next installment of this cross-divisional rivalry game, Florida threw a shoe.

Alabama has since navigated a 10-game, SEC-only regular-season schedule to perfection, going 13-0 en route to Nick Saban’s unprecedented sixth national title leading the Crimson Tide. Though Alabama should contend for another national championship this fall, the Crimson Tide will have to break in a new quarterback in Bryce Young with Mac Jones declaring early to turn pro this spring.

With Croll pleading not guilty, look for this case to be resolved here at some point down the line.

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