Former Alabama coach Mike DuBose reportedly injured in accidental shooting

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UPDATE: Former Alabama Crimson Tide Head Football Coach Mike DuBose has been released from the hospital. 

COVINGTON COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — Former Alabama Crimson Tide Head Football Coach Mike DuBose has been airlifted to a Dothan-area hospital from Mizell Memorial Hospital in Opp after accidentally shooting himself with his .38.

DuBose accidentally fired his .38 caliber handgun injuring himself in the torso while mowing grass on his farm land Monday. 

A source close to the family tells us DuBose keeps his pistol with him while mowing in case of snakes, and somehow, it accidentally went off. He  drove himself to the hospital in Opp, was airlifted to the hospital in Dothan for surgery.

DuBose is expected to be okay, the source says. The incident is being investigated by the Covington County Sheriff’s Department.

DuBose led Alabama to the 1999 SEC Championship and an appearance in the Orange Bowl. He was the head coach from 1997 to 2000. He was an assistant coach at Alabama under Gene Stallings and was a star linebacker under Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information is made available.

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