Illinois football staffer Matt Sinclair was charged on Monday with two felonies for allegedly pointing an empty handgun at a vehicle carrying other staff members.
Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz says Sinclair was arraigned Monday on two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon. He was arrested Saturday after Illinois’ game at Purdue.
Rietz says someone called police to report a driver pointing a gun out of a truck on Interstate 74 in eastern Illinois. Police say Sinclair said he pointed the gun as a joke.
Sinclair is the Illini’s assistant director of player personnel and relations. He played at Illinois from 2001-2004.
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