Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Griffin
Texas student assistant coach Matt Nader learned a lesson about lining up too long over a putt earlier this week at an Austin municipal golf course.
Nader and two friends were playing golf Monday at Lions Municipal Golf Course in Austin when they were accosted by a man on the golf course who claimed they were playing too slow and had parked their golf cart inappropriately, the Austin American-Statesman reported.
The argument ensued for several holes. On the 13th hole, the man told the younger and bigger Nader that he would get his gun "and make them both equal."
After the 18th hole, all of them ended up in the parking lot together, an Austin police affidavit said, and the suspect continued the confrontation. He also told the three men to stay away from him because he felt threatened.
After a verbal exchange, the suspect pulled out a .25-caliber Browning handgun loaded with hollow-point bullets and pointed it at Nader, the police affidavit said. The three men took cover behind cars, fearing for their lives.
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. He was released after posting $15,000 in bonds, the Statesman reported.
Nader was a former top prospect at Austin Westlake High School who received a football scholarship offer at Texas before collapsing on the sidelines from cardiac arrest during a 2006 high school game when he was a senior.
Nader's life was saved using an automated external defibrillator. Doctors later ascertained he had a heart condition that ended his football career.
Texas honored his scholarship, and he's now a student assistant coach for the Longhorns' football program.
And after this incident earlier this week, he should feel even more fortunate than after his football injury.