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. Saturday morning.
Smith also tweeted an image of what the Tiger logo looked like after it was defaced:
Grounds crew tells me couple fans broke into Tiger Stadium Friday night and scratched the eye of the Tiger. Re-painting now. pic.twitter.com/72jzkYm0qT
— Marty Smith (@MartySmithESPN) November 5, 2016
Smith later reported Foley and McGinity were released from police custody after being issued a summons.
In 2013, Crimson Tide fan Harvey Updyke Jr. was sentenced to three years in prison for poisoning the trees at Toomer’s Corner leading up to 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.