Auburn softball star Haley Fagan had to be restrained by her teammates after she attempted to confront an opposition coach. The Tigers had just defeated the University of Florida 1-0. As coach Tim Walton was congratulating his rivals, senior Haley Fagan took the opportunity to ask why her sister's had been cut from Walton's team some years ago. The above video shows Fagan not shaking hands with any of her rivals and when she reaches Walton, he appears to shove on the shoulder. Fagan didn't take it lightly and got in the coach's face. She then had to be restrained by her teammates.
In a statement after the incident, coach Walton said, "I apologize to Haley. I just wanted to congratulate Auburn on the win - it was a good series. My intent was to give a high-five to each opposing player as we do after every game. Apparently, her hand wasn't up as I said 'good game' and I touched her shoulder. I should have paid closer attention and did not intend to upset her. I regret that this has taken attention away from the effort and sportsmanship both teams displayed all weekend."
In a May 2012 blog on Aligator Army, it was speculated that participation in a party that involved the wearing of Native American headdress was the reason for Kasey and Sami Fagan's dismissal from the team. Also dismissed with them was freshman Cheyenne Coyle.
Sami Fagan dismissed those rumors in a Facebook post saying, "The three of us have not been released from the team because of racism or bullying. There are a lot of rumors circulating that are false. Kasey and Cheyenne were both Michelle's roommate. All three of us are good friends with her and will remain close to her. It is sad that people have created such false accusations."
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