Bo knows a lot of things. One of those things? How he would handle a recent memorabilia heist at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
Saturday, it was reported that three Auburn students were arrested in the theft of more than $16,000 worth of Auburn football memorabilia. At least $7,500 of that total was “merchandise” connected to the legendary Bo Jackson and his time on The Plains.
Tuesday, the former Tigers running back was asked by TMZ.com about the theft and potential consequences for the alleged perpetrators. As far as Jackson is concerned, humiliation, not jail time, would be the proper punishment for the trio.
“I don’t think they should serve jail time. They deserve public humiliation,” Jackson told the gossip website.
And just how should they be humiliated? Jackson has a very specific and well-reasoned answer for that as well.
“They should wear a sign — front and back — saying, ‘I was caught stealing and this is my punishment. To all my peers, don’t be as stupid as I was,'” said Jackson. “These 3 individuals need to be placed in high traffic areas on campus every day for one month. 4 to 5 hour shifts. No talking. No Facebook. No Twitter. This will hurt them a lot more.”
As righteous — and spectacular — as Jackson’s idea is, it’s highly doubtful that the multiple felonies the three are facing will result in anything other than at least a little time behind bars.
(Tip O’ the Cap: al.com)