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Nebraska DT cited for assault on towel dispenser

Posted on: October 4, 2011 3:27 am
 

Posted by Adam Jacobi

By all accounts, the most lopsided matchup in the Big Ten on Saturday was Michigan's 58-0 crushing of Minnesota. Second place: Wisconsin beating Nebraska by 31 points. And with the bronze medal, we have the story of Nebraska DT Chase Rome, who did an admirable job of exerting his dominance and imposing his will on a most worthy opponent: a paper towel dispenser at the Madison airport, hours after the Cornhuskers lost to the Badgers.

Unfortunately, we don't have video of the 6'3", 295-pound Rome beating the metaphorical snot out of an inanimate object, but we do have the next best thing: a police record, since the incident landed Rome a ticket from the Dane County sheriffs:

Rome, 19, was cited by Dane County deputies for criminal damage to property after he allegedly ripped a paper towel dispenser from the wall of a bathroom at the Dane County Regional Airport.

Dane County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Elise Schaffer told madison.com the incident happened very early Sunday morning when the Huskers went to the airport to return to Lincoln.

On the "What A Big Man You Are" scale, where 1 is giving somebody a sympathetic hug and 10 is leaving anonymous comments on the Internet threatening to beat up anybody who disagrees with you, Rome's assault on the doomed towel dispenser is at least an 8.5. If he yelled insults at the dispenser at any point in the process, though, we're creeping up into the 9 range.

There's been no mention of disciplinary action against Rome that's gone through Nebraska's RapidReports feed as yet, and that's probably fine; as crimes go, Rome's is awfully minor, and the exact type of situation that would merit extra conditioning drills for a considerable amount of time (as long as it's the player's first offense against team rules or the law, anyway). We don't want to see football players thinking it's okay to vandalize bathrooms -- or really anything, for that matter -- but we also don't want to see the hammer dropped on players for the type of insignificant, impulsive behavior that has typified young men their age for time immemorial. 

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 17, 2011 3:28 am
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Since: Sep 12, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:21 pm
 

Nebraska DT cited for assault on towel dispenser

Cited for assault on a towel dispenser...

- Beatdown at the hands of Russell Wilson & Co.  $250

- Cost of replacing the towel dispenser:  $55.99

- Welcome to the B1G & Camp Randall.... Priceless.

Go Huskers...



Since: Nov 18, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 8:12 pm
 

Nebraska DT cited for assault on towel dispenser

Hmmm...wonder where he learned all that rage from? I guess the apple doesn't fall far from the Bo Pelini tree.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Nebraska DT cited for assault on towel dispenser

Rumor has it that Taylor Martinez initially threw his shoe at the towel dispenser, but it landed in the toilet 20 feet off target.



Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Nebraska DT cited for assault on towel dispenser

HAHAHAH funniest thing I've heard all day GetYourHartOn! F**k your couch!



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: October 5, 2011 11:54 am
 

Nebraska DT cited for assault on towel dispenser

Well the young man had to exert his dominance on something because lord knows he didnt do it against Wisconsin.Maybe if he and the rest of the cornhuskers would of given that kind of effort on the field then they wouldnt of got beat like a drum.



Since: Mar 20, 2010
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:46 am
 

Nebraska DT cited for assault on towel dispenser

A dissapointed young man lets his emotions get the better of him and we joke about it. We might want to consider how Ohio State would have handled the situation. First, the school would have issued a statement regarding a renegade towel dispenser that assulted one of their players (just like Jared Sullinger and the phantom spit) how outraged they are that the Wisconsin administration could allow something like this to happen. The Buckeyes would have found a booster to hire several players to travel back to Madison to hold a screw driver while an installer replaced the said dispenser. Based upon past experience the overall cost less transportation and lodging would be somewhere around $4,000. $200 for a new dispenser, $100 for the installer, and $3,700 split between 3 and 5 players. Nebraska just needs to embrace the Ohio State motto: " Every situation creates opportunities, we just have to hide some of them".



Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: October 5, 2011 10:42 am
 

Nebraska DT cited for assault on towel dispenser

Cocaine's a helluva drug



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 5, 2011 9:53 am
 

Nebraska DT cited for assault on towel dispenser

Steroids do funny things to people.



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: October 5, 2011 6:19 am
 

Nebraska DT cited for assault on towel dispenser

@dk13beso:  Assuming that's sarcasm, that's very, very funny, got tears from laughing so hard :)

If those things really supposedly happened, wow, funny but messed up 


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