Cremation ashes dumped on field after Auburn win over Alabama

Dec 3, 2013, 2:59 AM | Updated: 2:59 am

It was a huge game with much at stake as No. 4 Auburn hosted No. 1 Alabama Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium — a matchup called the Iron Bowl.

Alabama tried to kick a field goal at the buzzer and missed, and Auburn’s Chris Davis caught the ball in the end zone and returned it 109 yards to give the Tigers a stunning 34-28 (see the video below).

Auburn’s fans rushed the field after Davis’s immaculate return, and one fan apparently left a loved one behind on the field — permanently.

The Auburn Turf Team tweeted a photo Monday of cremation ashes that were dumped just inside the playing field near a sideline after the Iron Bowl.

The tweet seemed to be quite sympathetic do whoever was interred on the gridiron.

You’ve heard of people who spread a loved one’s ashes in some treasured spot of the world, but this choice of venue is quite surprising, if not epic. Considering what happened on the field, it’s hard to argue with the anonymous fan’s choice of location for doing such a deed.


David Peralta #6 and Eduardo Escobar #5 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrate after scoring on a si...
Haboob Blog

Former D-backs OF David Peralta rekindles Eduardo Escobar’s cat fear with Team Venezuela

David Peralta had some fun with Eduardo Escobar's fear of cats when they were teammates with the Diamondbacks.
3 days ago
Oumar Ballo #11 of the Arizona Wildcats is fouled by Maxime Raynaud #42 of the Stanford Cardinal in...
Haboob Blog

Arizona’s Oumar Ballo after win: Stanford can ‘go home … study science’

Arizona center Oumar Ballo heard Stanford's Harrison Ingram proclaim Stanford as the biggest, baddest team a day prior.
13 days ago
Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns shoots in the second half against Patrick Beverley #21 of the...
Haboob Blog

Patrick Beverley says he pestered Deandre Ayton in postgame food line

Seemingly every time Patrick Beverley matches up with the Phoenix Suns extracurricular actives ensue.
15 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks OF Corbin Carroll (AP Photo/Matt York)...
Haboob Blog

Alek Thomas is not a fan of Corbin Carroll’s face when he runs

But while the Corbin Carroll is considered No. 1 in the organization for quickness, No. 2 is all teammate Alek Thomas sees when he runs.
22 days ago
Arizona Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo, right, greets son, Chicago Cubs minor league coach Nick...
Jake Anderson

Pitch clock rules force D-backs’ Joe Mantiply to start count 1-1 without throwing a pitch

Due to MLB's new pitch clock rules, D-backs lefty Joe Mantiply started a count at 1-1 despite not throwing a pitch vs. the Cubs on Monday.
22 days ago
Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets heads for the net as Mikal Bridges #25 of the Phoenix Suns def...
Austin Scott

Mikal Bridges favorite player growing up? Kevin Durant

The Brooklyn Nets learned about Mikal Bridges in a get-to-know-you video. Favorite athlete growing up? It was Kevin Durant, of all people.
27 days ago
Cremation ashes dumped on field after Auburn win over Alabama