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Colorado College Football Player Beats Lesbian in Homophobic Assault Outside Bar: VIDEO


Shane Williams (below, right), a football player at Colorado Mesa University, beat Chelsea Gallagher after she and her girlfriend Ashley got into an argument with Williams and another man at a bar in Grand Junction, Colorado. The attack occurred because Gallagher is a lesbian, NBC 11 reports:

Williams"Going outside to leave, is when they started kind of making comments about us being gay and saying that Ashley looked like a boy and stuff," said Gallagher.

And that's the last thing she remembers. She apparently has no memory of the 15 minutes before and after she regained consciousness from her head injury.

Gallagher's girlfriend said it began with anti-gay slurs against the couple and two friends.

"I got kind of testy with him as well. It started out as just an argument," said Davis.

Davis said a man named Dakota was yelling homophobic slurs at the four women. "Me and Dakota ended up in a little bit of a scuffle, some pushing and what not,” said Davis. “I guess he had me in a head lock, and at this time I think Chelsea was trying to break us up."

That's when witnesses said Shane Williams got physical.

"My roommate said that he picked me up by the waste and slammed me down on the ground."

The alleged attack resulted in a fractured skull, bleeding from the ear and an extended stay at the ICU for Gallagher.

Williams was arrested Friday on suspicion of second degree assault, possessing a fake ID and underage drinking, but is now out on bond.


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  1. takes a big man to beat up a woman. revolting.

    Posted by: r | Feb 21, 2012 11:01:32 AM

  2. My advice - don't read the comments on the NBC11 page. Wow. Hateful hateful HATEFUL. Blaming the victim, etc. *ugh*

    Posted by: Jason C. | Feb 21, 2012 11:04:20 AM

  3. Klassy guys.

    Posted by: Troy | Feb 21, 2012 11:05:11 AM

  4. what big tough guys. i hope they get the s**t kicked out of them

    Posted by: DanSwon | Feb 21, 2012 11:10:27 AM

  5. "Waist", not "waste".

    Test the punk for steroids. Look at his face...guaranteed case of 'roid rage.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Feb 21, 2012 11:20:40 AM

  6. Bubba's gettin' a new girlfriend!!

    Posted by: Bob | Feb 21, 2012 11:24:30 AM

  7. She was obviously trying to turn all the straight girls in Colorado into lesbians so she could have sex with them and then he couldn't. He was threatened by her. It was clearly self-defense on his part because he wants to perpetuate the human race and her actions would bring it to a dead halt. So it's clearly her fault.

    I think I should run for office as a Republican now.

    Posted by: Bobby | Feb 21, 2012 11:34:49 AM

  8. So much is going on here... what boggles my mind is the 1 lesbian inadvertently saying the guy didn't "really mean to be so abusive?" Even if that's true, why are you trying to help him? Your friend, who is a small girl, was body slammed by a college football player?!?! The only thing that should be coming out of your mouth is this guy is a psycho and should be put down like a dog. Blood streaming from the ears is not good, and who knows how it will affect her down the road?

    Also, dear sweet lesbians, stop trying to fight men. Pick your battles. Unless you're in a lesbian bar and have reinforcements, keep your mouth shut at 2:00 AM when straight guys are their most volatile. "If we bleed, we do not win, ya dig?"

    Posted by: Hollywood, CA | Feb 21, 2012 11:38:56 AM

  9. Yeah, Jason C. The comments regarding this story on the local Grand Junction news sites have been sad to read. Then again-------it's Grand Junction, Colorado. Not exactly a surprise to see such ignorance.

    Hopefully Chelsea recovers fully from her severe injuries and recovers emotionally from this horrific assault. As for Mr. Williams, the option of beating up petite women in prison certainly won't be an option for him. Hopefully the shoe is on the other foot behind bars and the punk Mr. Williams gets EXACTLY what he deserves.

    Posted by: Francis | Feb 21, 2012 11:41:05 AM

  10. This is sick and I hope Chelsea is better. As for Shane Williams, not very smart....dumb dumb dumb the way he reacted. Punishable? Hell Yes

    Posted by: Sebastian | Feb 21, 2012 11:43:00 AM

  11. Big bad football players picking on girls. Oh, their mothers must be soooo proud.

    Posted by: SONNIE | Feb 21, 2012 11:51:05 AM

  12. So you're allowed to nearly kill someone, and because they survive their injuries and actually live, he gets out on bond?

    BS. A near fatal attack is still the same act regardless of outcome. If she died he'd still be sitting in that jail cell.

    Posted by: Joey | Feb 21, 2012 12:19:17 PM

  13. This makes me so angry! The bastard should be castrated!

    Posted by: Peter | Feb 21, 2012 12:58:45 PM

  14. It is not okay to hit a gay person, male or female. It's even less okay to pick a person up by the 'waste'.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Feb 21, 2012 1:37:04 PM

  15. Anybody want to bet that he gets a minimal sentence? "Boys will be boys," as they say, and/or "he was doing God's will" because "homosexuality is an abomination."

    My best wishes to Chelsea. Unfortunately, I'm not optimistic about the case for her.

    Posted by: Fix It Again Tony | Feb 21, 2012 2:04:15 PM

  16. He's out on bond!!! WTF? He can wait with Jerry Sandusky to go to trial and then prison. Apparently when you do highly illegal things in this society you get to be released on bond and wait several months before anything happens.

    Posted by: MKe | Feb 21, 2012 2:06:18 PM

  17. @FIX IT AGAIN TONY I think he'll get a strong sentence. It is Colorado, but she is a female. If it was male on male gay bashing it would have been less unfortunately. He's going to prison for several years.

    Posted by: MKe | Feb 21, 2012 2:12:53 PM

  18. Add this to the list of reasons why indentured servitude should be reinstated as a form of punishment. At least then the a'hole'd be doing something useful!

    Posted by: LFB | Feb 21, 2012 5:44:10 PM

  19. @Joey, @Mike

    I agree that this is a nasty crime if the facts bear out, but keep in mind that bail is not a measurement of the seriousness of the crime. It's used as a way to help guarantee that the suspect shows up to future hearings. Because of this guy's ties to the university, maybe to the area, etc., he might not be considered that much of a flight risk.

    Posted by: Kirk | Feb 21, 2012 9:30:04 PM

  20. Black homophobia eh?

    Posted by: CHRIS DACHOCOLATEBEARCUB | Feb 22, 2012 2:35:42 AM

  21. Not to be a quibbler, but there is an actual "Colorado College" (private lib arts in Colorado Spgs--think Beloit w/ skiing). The headline is misleading as my immediate reaction was "Huh? A CC football player did that? weird." Then I read further to see that the student was actually from Mesa in Grand Junction. Maybe a small point, but imagine the same head as "New York University Student Strangles Kittens" only to read on that the offender attends SUNY Oswego or summat.

    Also, waist (yes, I realize it's c&p, but...) /editor quibbles

    Posted by: mick | Feb 22, 2012 10:15:01 AM

  22. What a loser. I hope Towleroad keeps us updated on this case.

    Posted by: gwynethcornrow | Mar 20, 2012 12:27:07 PM

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