Of course the legal strategy was pay a retarded man to take the blame for a fight you started. The fight happened at the 2005 Iron Bowl when an Alabama fan, Joey Barrett, Jr., yelled, "Roll Tide!" at an Auburn fraternity house. Oh, and the Alabama fan happened to be a cage fighter armed with a knife. In the ensuing brawl one of the Phi Kappa Tau brothers was stabbed and sent to the hospital with a collapsed lung. To try and escape punishment, Barrett offered a retarded man, Louie Holtz, a car to say he'd beaten and stabbed the fraternity brothers.
This offer led to a mistrial in the first case. So a cage-fighting Alabama fan doesn't know right from wrong? Shocking.