So that’s two close calls for Matt Nader. The former Westlake High School (Texas) football player nearly died in 2006 when, as a senior lineman, he collapsed on the sideline during a game at College Station. His life was saved by an automated external defibrillator, and the University of Texas, with whom he had earned a football scholarship, honored the deal and let him pursue his education. Although his football playing career was over, Nader earned a spot as a student assistant coach with the Longhorns.
Then on Monday, Nader was playing golf with friends at Lions Municipal Golf Course in Austin, when a man behind them began complaining that they weren’t playing fast enough. The argument spilled into the parking lot following play, which is when Edwin Dailey, 73, allegedly pulled a .25-caliber Browning handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets and pointed it at Nader. Yikes. Bonus quote from Mr. Crazy: “If I feel threatened, I am morally obligated to destroy you.”
From the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN:
The man then concealed the gun and went back to the clubhouse while the men called police.
Later, the suspect returned while the group was on the phone and said, “If I feel threatened, I am morally obligated to destroy you,” according to the affidavit.
Austin police arrested Edwin Dailey, 73, who was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony. An Austin city marshal pulled him over in his white Ford Focus, a few blocks from the course better known as “Muny.” He was released after posting $15,000 in bonds, the Statesman reported.
But that incident wasn’t nearly as dire as that day in Sept., 2006, when Nader almost died on the sideline. Luckily, because of the defibrillator and the fact that his dad, a physician, and two other parents who are also doctors were at the game, Nader pulled through. Golf, though; that sport can be rough in Texas.