On Saturday, Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne tweeted that somebody vandalized the team bus before A&M's game against Texas Tech:
Someone vandalized our buses in Lubbock. Excrement inside and outside of buses plus spray painted vulgarities on outside. Classy.
Texas Tech issued a statement earlier today, clarifying that while vandalism certainly occurred, it wasn't quite as severe as Byrne made it sound. From USA TODAY:
"Many of you are aware of a tweet from a Texas A&M official that their team buses were spray painted and animal feces were spread inside of the buses early Saturday morning. The clear implication of the tweet was that this was the responsibility of Texas Tech fans or students. Texas Tech has conducted an investigation regarding this allegation, and has discovered the following
- The buses were not spray painted. Instead, washable shoe polish was used on the windows of one of the buses.
- No feces were found either in or on the buses. Fish bait was dropped onto the floor of one of the buses.
- The alleged "vandalism" was cleaned by the bus drivers and Holiday Inn staff before it was seen by the A&M official who tweeted the information.
While incidents such as the ones alleged are inappropriate and strongly condemned by Texas Tech, it is no less wrong to condemn the entirety of our university, students and supporters by posting inaccurate information on the internet for the purpose of sensationalizing the actions of one or a very few. We are disturbed by the careless use of social media to share these inaccuracies."
So, there you have it, kids. Vandalism = bad, but fish bait < feces. There's a quiz later.