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Ohio U apologizes for mascot-on-mascot violence

Ohio University didn’t do much tackling of Ohio State during their 43-7 loss Saturday.  Before the game, however, was a different story.

As the Ohio State players came onto the field, Ohio U’s mascot, Rufus the Bobcat, attacked Brutus Buckeye not once but twice.  By way of Dr. Saturday, here’s the video evidence of the appalling hate crime:

Early Monday afternoon, Ohio University issued the following statement regarding this past weekend’s heinous episode.

“We apologize to Ohio State University and its many loyal fans for the poor decision made by the Bobcat mascot in tackling the Buckeye mascot when Ohio State came onto the field during Saturday’s football game. The individual responsible for these actions has been banned from any further affiliation with Ohio Athletics. The department does not condone this behavior and apologizes for the negative effects that this had on an intercollegiate event between two proud institutions. This is not indicative of the quality partnership between the universities and reflected extremely poor judgment and sportsmanship.”

In a related note, the individual responsible for the incident has been offered a full scholarship from Houston Nutt and Ole Miss.

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11 Responses to “Ohio U apologizes for mascot-on-mascot violence”
  1. mgmac says: Sep 20, 2010 4:15 PM

    I want to see the south carolina mascot against the oregon state mascot, you know, the ‘Cocks vs. the Beavers!

  2. buckeye044 says: Sep 20, 2010 4:43 PM

    Interesting………they did not apologize to THE Ohio State University.

  3. Arizona Buckeye says: Sep 20, 2010 5:00 PM

    It was the best and only good hit the Bobcats got on the Buckeyes

  4. JAG880 says: Sep 20, 2010 5:39 PM

    Cleaning drink from keyboard and monitor…

  5. Wetferret says: Sep 20, 2010 6:34 PM

    Cool! Admiral Ackbar kicks butt again!

  6. Cubano says: Sep 20, 2010 7:51 PM

    aaaaaahahahahahahahahaha! I just became a HUGE Ohio Mascot Fan!!!!! Crazy bastard is awesome!

  7. Calir says: Sep 20, 2010 9:19 PM

    That was fun…whoops…fun’s a 15 yard penalty in college football.

  8. rolandthegunslinger says: Sep 20, 2010 9:42 PM

    Funny as hell.

  9. DCroz says: Sep 20, 2010 10:35 PM

    That’s nothing. Before leaving Division II to become members of the FBS and FCS respectively, Troy (State) University and Jacksonville State University (yes, the ones that beat Ole Miss) had a rivalry here in Alabama that rivaled that of the Tide and Tigers.
    Troy’s mascot? The Trojans
    Jax State’s mascot: The Gamecocks.
    You can just imagine what some of the cheers were from the opposing bands.

  10. Ben Kercheval says: Sep 21, 2010 9:36 AM


  11. Brutus B Columbus Ohio says: Sep 21, 2010 6:36 PM

    Rufus the Bobcat tackles like the players on the OU team. He missed the first tackle and didn’t take Brutus down until he was in the end zone.

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