Proof Perry Riley Is Not Repping Alabama

Bayou Bengals rest easy, please. Perry Riley Jr. is not representing the University of Alabama.

As soon as the official Redskins twitter account posted a picture of Perry Riley Jr. signing a new contract with Washington, a hat hater appeared.

Louisiana State faithful would be understandably upset if the Riley Jr. was wearing a Crimson Tide hat, but he wasn’t. The linebacker hails from from Atlanta, so he had the remarkably similar Braves logo perched atop his head.

If the crimson color gives you pause, I have definitive proof.

The difference is in the dash.

Notice the line through the Atlanta “A” is sloped down on the left and curls up on the right.

The Alabama “A” features a line with opposite curves. It also has a notch at the top.

So there you have it. The biggest news of the day.


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