By now, we’ve all seen the video, the Ohio State strength coach body-slamming a young fan who had climbed down onto the field in the middle of a play. The internets have predictably gone wild with everyone cheering the coach on for taking care of bidness in such a rugged, masculine way.
OSU head coach Urban Meyer was so impressed, he gave the former linebacker a Hit City Award.
Take it from this university employee: Anthony Schlegel should be fired.
If he were an OSU professor and had assaulted a student for wandering up to the podium in the middle of a lecture, he would have been, no questions asked. But because Schlegel is a coach and because OSU is the type of school were meathead jocks are worshiped as gods among men, nothing is going to happen to him. He will be held to a different standard than are the rest of the mere mortals, most of whom are working hard to ensure OSU does what it is actually intended to do (you know, educating students).
That is to say, he won’t be held to any standard at all.