For those of us that played little league sports when we were younger, I think we can all agree that one of our biggest fears was one of our parents or guardians embarrassing us while we were out there trying to emulate our favorite professional stars from whatever sport it was that we were enjoying at the time.
That shouldn’t carry over to a collegiate career, but unfortunately for Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase, it has.
Following the Fighting Illini’s loss to Michigan State this past weekend, Scheelhaase’s father, Nathan Creer, was arrested following an altercation in the stands with some fans, as well as a peace officer. The Champaign News-Gazette also reported that Creer appeared to be intoxicated too.
Because of this, the school has banned Creer from campus for the period of one year.
University of Illinois deputy police chief Skip Frost had this to say about the events that occurred:
“From what I heard, somebody was intoxicated, words were exchanged, swings were exchanged,” University of Illinois deputy police chief Skip Frost told the News-Gazette. “We got the parties separated. Some calmed down and went along with the program. Some did not.”
The school did say that banning someone from campus is a standard practice when someone who isn’t a student or employee of the school is involved in an incident such as this.