Greg Wingo's pulling a time-honored move by merely passing along the whispers on Bama message boards that Chris Keys broke his fibula in a fight with another player. While full-up admitting the total rumordom of the story, Wingo tells you anyway, which is classic journalistic kung-fu 101.
By the way...how in the hell do you break your leg in a fight of the non-UFC variety? We know that Deng Xiaoping broke his leg playing pool once, but we chalk that up less to the inherent dangers of billiards and more to the effects of numerous shots of sight-destroying backwoods Chinese maotai. What we're hoping to hear out of this is a hyperbolic tale of masculinity, as in another player hitting him so hard in the face that Keys' leg broke in response, or Keys kicking another player's ass so hard his leg snapped in the process.
If Keys is fortunate (and the rumors are true,) he won the fight and he'll get a minor suspension of some sort. If he's really fortunate--breaking his leg by kicking another man's ass to jerky, e.g.--then he'll get the kind of rep Panther WR Steve Smith got by tenderizing the soft tissues of Anthony Bright's face in a film session in 20o2 and the bomb quote from witness Isaac Byrd:
"I wanted to leave the room the second I walked in there,'' Byrd said. "When I saw him his face was covered, it was like a sheet below the eyes. The nose was covered. Half the face was swollen and his left eye was closed ... you'd have thought there was a bulldozer in Steve's fist.''
Is backyard wrestling big in Tuscaloosa?