If you haven’t seen the video by now picture this… Great weather, the bands playing, the excitement in the air, the crowd of 105,075 fans screaming at the top of their lungs, the anticipation of another win…. Just as the Buckeye’s Mascot walked out onto the field the drama began. Not once but twice.
“It was actually my whole plan to tackle Brutus when I tried out to be mascot,” said Brandon Hanning, formerly known as Ohio University’s Rufus Bobcat. “I tried out about a year ago, and the whole reason I tried out was so I could come up here to Ohio State and tackle Brutus.”
The attack was “unsportsman like conduct” plus flat out wrong. Come to find out the masked man, Brandon Hanning wasn’t even a student of the school. He attends a college nearby. But somehow got the job anyway. The assault led to an apology from Ohio University on Monday and the 19-year-old Hanning is banned from further affiliation with the school’s athletics department.
Needless to say Ohio State got the victory Saturday. The final score was 43-7.
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