Blog launches petition to dedicate press box at Bryant-Denny Stadium to Cecil Hurt


A petition was launched Wednesday to dedicate the press box at Bryant-Denny Stadium to the late Tuscaloosa News sports editor and columnist Cecil Hurt.

Hurt, 62, died Tuesday of complications from pneumonia.

The petition, started by Alabama sports blog Roll ‘Bama Roll, was sent to Alabama athletics director Greg Byrne, the University of Alabama, the university’s Board of Trustees and Gov. Kay Ivey.

The petition requests the unnamed press box at Alabama’s football stadium be named the “Cecil Hurt Memorial Press Box at Bryant-Denny Stadium.”

Roll ‘Bama Roll wrote in the description of the petition that “mourning is not a proper send-off” for Hurt.

“For as good as a man as Cecil was, he was an equally talented writer, and a passionate reporter. Honoring that consummate professionalism, the work that he was in love with in the one place on earth he loved the most, is only fitting,” the petition description said.

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