OU-Texas Football Rivalry At Center Of Bar Fight

Wednesday, September 12th 2007, 9:48 am
By: News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) _ Oklahoma football fans say some things just aren't done in the Sooner state -- and one is to walk into a bar wearing a Texas Longhorns T-shirt.

A Texas fan who did that in Oklahoma City was left nearly castrated.

Police say TU fan Brian Thomas went to the bar in June and was soon the center of ``trash talk'' from bar regular and Oklahoma fan and church deacon Allen Beckett.

Thomas says he decided to leave but as he paid his tab Beckett grabbed his crotch.

When the two men were pulled apart Thomas' scrotum was torn and it took more than 60 stitches to close the wound.

Beckett's attorney tells a different story. Billy Bock says Thomas threatened Beckett and Beckett was only defending himself.

And the case is the subject of talk radio. Local attorney Irven Box says he's heard callers on talk radio say Thomas got what he deserved for wearing the Texas T-shirt in the middle of Sooner country.

Beckett is charged with aggravated assault and faces up to five years in prison if convicted.