By LARRY VAUGHT
When I got a message from SEC Network football analyst Cole Cubelic today asking if I was okay, it shocked me before I read that he wanted to know if I was “related to the Jamie Vaught who was attacked?”
What? Jamie Vaught attacked.
Jamie is a sports writer and photographer who lives in Middlesboro. I think it would be impossible to find anyone who doesn’t like him and he’s been part of the UK sports scene for years with his freelance work in various publications and websites. He is also a professor at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College.
But a few days ago his dog started barking around 4:30 a.m. Jamie went to the front door to see why the dog was barking. He opened the door and was stabbed three times in the neck and chest by a male suspect. The two struggled before the suspect fled.
The Middlesboro Daily News reported that Jamie was attacked by a “skilled Marine” according to what was reported on WRIL-FM in Middlesboro.
Jamie posted on Twitter that he’s fine now and thanked those who checked on him. He’s back working apparently also.
But I still can’t quite picture little kind Jamie struggling with a “skilled Marine” and being stabbed three times. Thankfully he only needed a few stitches but from now on there is no doubt about who is the toughest guy in the UK media contingent. Former UK quarterback Freddie Maggard has dropped to No. 2.