*pictures were removed at the request of Mr. Kittrell
A former baseball player with Petal School was allegedly the victim of a post baseball practice assault at the hands of then high school student and now USM quarterback Anthony Alford. Alford is currently facing two felonies in a gun related incident on campus Wednesday. In a conversation on the Hattiesburg Patriot’s Facebook fan page avid supporters were attacking people discussing the recent arrest and assault.
When challenged by avid Alford supporters, the victim’s first cousin, Mr. Justin David Lee said,“If you would like to talk to my cousin about how good of a person Alford is I’m sure he’d let you see where he had surgery to reconstruct part of his face. This isn’t me knowing someone who said. This is my first cousin that this happened to. ”
The brother in law of the alleged victim, identified as Mr. Josh Kittrell then provided the Hattiesburg Patriot with the photos here showing his brother in law in a hospital bed with a swollen face. Mr. Kittrell said, “This is not his first incident like this. The deal with him blindsiding the guy in high school did happen. The comments I have read about the guy being hit one time and pushed to the ground is far from the way it happened. There was no fight in this situation. Anthony blind sided him in the parking lot after baseball practice. I can understand getting a little riled up over some trash talk and things escalate, but this was premeditated.”
These are allegations. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.