SEC Football. It just means more. 51-year-old Christopher Ashley Honey takes that slogan to heart and proved it to the world when he fired a shotgun into the back of his friend’s head over an argument about Saturday’s game between the LSU Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide.
The victim was a 40-year-old man from Biddeford, Maine and is described as a “lifelong friend” of Honey. The two were watching the college football game when an alcohol-feuled argument broke out, according to KTVZ.
The victim reportedly criticized Honey’s team which sparked the argument. At that point, Honey unloaded a birdshot shell from a shotgun which hit his friend in the head and neck. The man was transported to the local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
From the report:
Detectives learned Honey and the other man were at the home, watching the LSU-Alabama football game. An argument escalated into a physical fight, which in turn led Honey to get a shotgun with a birdshot shell and shoot the other man once in the head and neck area as the man walked away in the driveway, Bailey said.
Honey reportedly went back into the home to watch the rest of the game after shooting his friend.
Honey now faces charges of attempted murder, second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon and menacing. He was also held on an outstanding Deschutes County warrant for DUII and criminal driving with a suspended license. His bail was set at $320,000.
According to reports, Honey is a Florida Gators fan and has multiple photos decked out in Gators gear at the team’s stadium. Apparently, he was struggling to deal with watching his favorite team’s rivals excelling and pushing for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
In the latest AP Top 25 rankings, LSU checked in at No. 1 while Alabama was at No. 4. The Florida Gators sit at No. 11.