Another Ohio State football player is in trouble with the law. Well, this time it’s a former player, but he’s still known for his old Buckeyes days. Jim Stillwagon has pleaded not guilty after allegedly shooting at another driver while on his motorcycle in 2012. It’s no surprise Stillwagon pleaded not guilty because the reports say he had a serious case of road rage, so he probably doesn’t even remember what happened.
What actually happened is obviously disputed, but Stillwagon has been charged with four felony assault counts after he and a pickup truck driver started squabbling while driving, continued to bicker for nearly 15 miles while at the wheel and then got into a fight in a parking lot where Stillwagon allegedly shot at the pickup truck driver. Well for one thing, it sounds like we have two really intelligent people here if they bickered for that far down the road while driving and then were immature enough to actually pull over and box.
At 63, Stillwagon has proved that old and young Buckeyes alike can get in trouble. Terrelle Pryor and his posse made Ohio State look like a joke with their merchandise sales, which really put the school in a bad light. Of course, that’s all changed under Urban Meyer and should continue to change for the better. The Buckeyes went 12-0 in Meyer’s first season and should contend for the national title this year without distractions. Hopefully these players continue to stay out of trouble by the time they’re Stillwagon’s age.