For years, the lion had lurked on Fraternity Row in front of UF's Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity.
Then, in November, the lion met his doom. His face was smashed in, some believe by a man named Edgar, an infamous enemy of the fraternity. Legend has it that Edgar and his girlfriend painted the statue in 1982, an act then punishable by head shaving.
Fraternity brothers believe Edgar came back to exact his revenge on the statue. Several said they had seen him lurking on campus around the time the statue was smashed.
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