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Scheelhaase’s dad hit with one-year ban from Illini campus

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If the father of Illinois senior quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase is going to watch his son play a game at the collegiate level the remainder of this season, he’ll have to go on the road to do it.

Nathan Creer, Scheelhaase’s father, has been banned from the Illini campus for one year following an incident during last Saturday’s game at Memorial Stadium, the Indianapolis Star reported.  The incident occurred roughly midway through the Illini’s loss to Michigan State and ended with Creer being arrested and charged with resisting a peace officer.

The university’s police chief, Jeff Christensen, told the Star that “campus bans are ‘standard practice’ when someone who isn’t a student or university employee is suspected of creating trouble at the school.”

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 the altercation was reported at around 3:30 local time.

“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 earlier this week.

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.  Creer was the only individual hit with charges stemming from the brouhaha, although three other individuals involved were ejected from the stadium.

Campus police have stated they are unsure what sparked the incident.

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7 Responses to “Scheelhaase’s dad hit with one-year ban from Illini campus”
  1. longtallsam says: Oct 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    Most likely, he was drunk and didn’t like what someone said about his son. Good to hear
    that UI stood up to him, even if he is the QB’s parent. Why do some people get a few drinks in them, and then think they rule the world!

  2. reesesteel23 says: Oct 29, 2013 4:28 PM

    There is a huge gap between not liking what someone says about your kid..vs..thinking you rule the world.

  3. friarjack61 says: Oct 29, 2013 5:33 PM

    This father is a wonderful example of self-discipline, which will be reflected within the household, but hopefully not on the student player.

  4. dhardy8207 says: Oct 29, 2013 6:12 PM

    Award winner for “Father of the year”, hardly… But since this young man is a senior, what’s a one year ban from the stadium suppose to accomplish?…Doesn’t sound as if his son is his highest priority or this drunk wouldn’t have subjected him to this embarrassment…

  5. longtallsam says: Oct 29, 2013 10:49 PM

    reesesteel23 says: Oct 29, 2013 4:28 PM

    There is a huge gap between not liking what someone says about your kid..vs..thinking you rule the world.

    I will re-phrase…why do some people have a few drinks too many and become complete assholes? Then again, maybe he is an asshole all the time.

  6. geofferystevens says: Oct 30, 2013 4:57 AM

    Really…… Hey, pass me a couple of warm ups before I go to the boys game I want to be good and ready. Wow, how do you get drunk in a fight and arrested at your kids game? A real winner in life I bet? I’m not saying I’m perfect but damn I’m better than that.

  7. geofferystevens says: Oct 30, 2013 5:07 AM

    long, being an asshole all the time is no excuse. Ask my ex I am always in whole ass mode but I’m not d-bagging in up at the kids game. Imagine the conversation with the kid after the game.

    Thanks for bailing the old man out… Don’t mention it dad. That was a great pass in the second and you know they gots Colt45 at the beer stand… No I didn’t pops. I got the hookup cus you my kid.. Oh ok dad. Man you know what else there was this guy thst said you could read or something and I busted his ass in the mouth. Then his friend came up and told me I had to leave. I told his ass just cause its Holloween and you wore the police costume I aint going no where thats my boy out there.

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