Former Alabama Football Coach Accidentally Shot Himself

October 2, 2018 at 10:43 am by Terez in Alabama Crimson Tide, NCAA

Former University of Alabama head football coach Mike DuBose suffered an accidental gunshot wound Monday afternoon. This comes to us from WSFA12 News: “According to the Opp Police Department, DuBose drove himself to the emergency room at Mizell Memorial Hospital in his hometown of Opp after being struck in the torso by one bullet from a .38 caliber handgun. After his arrival at Mizell, DuBose was transferred to another unspecified regional hospital by medical helicopter. It’s believed his injuries are non-life-threatening but no updates on his condition have been given. Opp police say, despite some media reports, DuBose’s injuries were not the result of a hunting accident, though no other details have been released. Opp police say the Covington County Sheriff’s Office has opened an investigation into the matter. According to the sheriff’s office, DuBose accidentally shot himself shortly before 2 p.m. near Gardners Chapel Road. That’s near Opp but not within the city limits. WAAO-FM reports that it spoke with some of the coach’s family members who said he was on a riding lawn mower cutting grass on property owned by his father when he was accidentally struck by a bullet. The gun, WAAO said, was used for protection against snakes.” – TO