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Dad of Nathan Scheelhaase arrested, charged during son’s game

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How does that old sports chestnut go, “fight, fight, fight for the home team?”

According to Illinois campus police, that’s precisely what the father of starting quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase did during his son’s game Saturday.  Well, that and not complying with and/or jerking away from someone wearing a badge.

The Champaign News-Gazette reported Sunday that Nathan Creer, Scheelhaase’s father, was arrested inside Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon and charged with resisting a peace officer.  The arrest and charge came after an incident involving Creer, who police said appeared to be intoxicated, and several fans in what was technically referred to as a “fight.”

Police officers were called into the stands after an altercation was reported at around 3:30 local time, in the midst of the Illini’s 42-3 loss to Michigan State.

“From what I heard, somebody was intoxicated, words were exchanged, swings were exchanged. We got the parties separated. Some calmed down and went along with the program. Some did not,” UI deputy police chief Skip Frost said.

One of the some (allegedly) was Creer, who was arrested after he pulled away from an officer attempting to remove him from the incident involving upwards of 10 people.

Police were unaware at the time that Creer is related to Scheelhaase.

Creer, who the News-Gazette reports is serving probation after he was arrested for criminal trespassing of an ex-girlfriend’s property in January, was released after posting a $150 bond.  He was the only individual arrested, although three others involved in the brouhaha were ejected from the stadium.

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7 Responses to “Dad of Nathan Scheelhaase arrested, charged during son’s game”
  1. madtownthrowdown says: Oct 27, 2013 4:59 PM

    Resisting a “Peace Officer”? Classic! The Hippies have taken over!

  2. dhardy8207 says: Oct 27, 2013 5:00 PM

    What an example he is to his son!… Illinois lost the game and then the young man has to face fact his dad went to jail for being drunk and disorderly conduct.

  3. seanb20124 says: Oct 27, 2013 5:05 PM

    Good job pops

  4. normtide says: Oct 27, 2013 5:23 PM

    Please call out the SEC more.

  5. sssjim7 says: Oct 27, 2013 6:53 PM

    Hrm…. for some reason, this story reminds me of the movie “Hoosiers”….

  6. irishdodger says: Oct 27, 2013 9:30 PM

    I feel sorry for the kid…I’m sure he’s embarrassed. It’s not a reflection on the kid’s character nor the team…but it’s still a shame. Judging by the fact that they don’t share the last name leads me to believe he’s not much of a father figure to his son. Typical in today’s world.

  7. sammiegbaker says: Oct 28, 2013 11:34 AM

    Typical mentality of a “sperm donor”! Don’t want to venture a guess as to how many children he has fathered by unknown “mommies” but I would say this is not the only one. The mentality of the Single Parent Households of the Urban Communities.

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