Bummer. Poor Brutus the Buckeye didn’t see this coming. The Ohio State mascot got his a$$ whooped good before the game on Saturday. The OU Bobcat took poor Brutus down twice as he ran onto the field before 100,000 fans.
How sad. Being a Hawkeye fan myself I am left speechless, just speechless by this appalling display of sportsmanship. (Not really.)
Rufus the Bobcat later admitted to planning the attack on Brutus.
The AP reported:
The man behind the Ohio University Bobcat who wrestled Ohio State’s Brutus to the ground says he tried out for the mascot job with the goal of tackling the Buckeye.
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Mascot tussle before Saturday’s football game at Ohio Stadium led to an apology from Ohio University and the banning of Brandon Hanning from further affiliation with the school’s athletics department.
The 19-year-old Hanning says it was his “whole plan to tackle Brutus” when he tried out to be the Rufus Bobcat mascot. The Post of Athens was the first to report Hanning’s intentions.
Hanning was a student at Ohio last year and now attends nearby Hocking College.
Ohio State won the game 43-7.