That Field Invader Who Got Body-Slammed By OSU Coach Has Lost His Full-Ride Scholarship
The Sad Trombone sound effect, also known as the wa-wa horn, was seemingly invented for Anthony J. Wunder. Let's give it a listen in his honor. (Removes hat, bows head).
Wunder, 21, thought it would be a good idea to run onto the field at Ohio Stadium on Saturday, prancing around a bit during the second quarter of Ohio State's game with Cincinnati. But it wasn't long before he was corralled by former OSU linebacker Anthony Schlegel, who is now the conditioning coach for the Buckeyes. Schlegel slammed the poor dope to the turf, apparently injuring Wunder's shoulder.
But that was not the end to the OSU student's pain.
The mechanical-engineering student waived his first court appearance on a criminal-trespassing charge yesterday. His attorney, Mark Collins, entered a not-guilty plea on his behalf and asked for a jury trial.
Collins said that Wunder was told yesterday by the Evans Scholars program that Wunder has lost his scholarship with the program. Collins also said that Wunder is no longer living in the Evans Scholars house.
He. Lost. His. Scholarship. Really bad decision by the kid, but did he deserve to lose his scholarship over it? Dean Wormer says yes, but not before a sham meeting of the student council.
Anyway, now it's time to present my favorite paragraph of this story:
The nonprofit Evans Scholars Foundation gives academic awards to college students who have served as golf caddies.
What? Ohio State has a Caddyshack Scholarship Fund?
Just let this be a lesson to you other nitwits who think that running onto a playing field while a game is in progress is the height of freedom, anarchy and civil disobedience. It isn't. If you want to do something really brave and exhilarating, go volunteer at a homeless shelter, or adopt an abused pet, or jump into the tiger enclosure at the zoo.
Actually, scratch that last one. It's been tried, and didn't end well -- one guy lost his full-ride scholarship to planet Earth.
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