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Photographer sues handlers of University of Texas' live mascot

by Karen Warfe (2020-11-09)


A photographer is suing the owners and handlers of the University of Texas' live mascot for negligence after the longhorn steer plowed into him ahead of a game last year.

Nick Wagner says he suffered permanent neck and back injuries when the 1,700 pound steer, named Bevo XV, charged out of its pen and into several people at the 2019 Sugar Bowl on January 1.

Wagner, who was then a photographer for the Austin American-Statesman, filed a petition Friday in Travis Country district court, reported.   

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Photographer Nick Wagner says he suffered permanent neck and back injuries when University of Texas mascot Bevo XV charged out of its pen and into several people at the 2019 Sugar Bowl on January 1.

His is suing the steer's owners and handlers for damages

Wagner seen with his injuries before the game.

He initially thought it was just a deep bruise but the pain never subsided and he has since racked up $24,000 in medical bills