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Alabama Students Arrested After Vandalizing LSU Tiger Logo on Field

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 5, 2016

Lightning strikes near Tiger Stadium during a weather delay at an NCAA college football game between LSU and McNeese State in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)
Associated Press

Two Alabama students were arrested Saturday after they broke into LSU's Tiger Stadium and scratched the eye of the Tiger logo at midfield. 

Per ESPN.com's Marty Smith, 18-year-old Alabama students Timothy Foley and Sean McGinity were charged with criminal trespassing for their actions.              

Per Smith, LSU assistant athletic director David Taylor said he got a phone call about the incident around 3 a.m. 

Smith also tweeted an image of what the Tiger logo looked like after the students defaced it:

Marty Smith @MartySmithESPN

Grounds crew tells me couple fans broke into Tiger Stadium Friday night and scratched the eye of the Tiger. Re-painting now. https://t.co/72jzkYm0qT

Later, Smith reported Foley and McGinity were released from police custody after being issued summons. 

In 2013, Crimson Tide fan Harvey Updyke Jr. was sentenced to three years in prison for poisoning the trees at Toomer's Corner following a game between Alabama and Auburn during the 2010 season.

Alabama and LSU are scheduled to play a huge game Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. The Crimson Tide enter play undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the College Football Playoff standings. LSU has rebounded after a 2-2 start with three straight wins and is looking to keep pace in the SEC West.     

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