Michigan wrestling isn't exactly a topic we cover on a daily, weekly, heck... ever type basis, but when you hear the words Molotov Cocktail and Michigan wrestling in the same sentence you've peaked our curiosity. According to AnnArbor.com two members of the Michigan wrestling team have been suspended indefinitely for involvement in the riot following Michigan's loss to Louisville in the NCAA National Championship game, and by their involvement they mean being the ones making and throwing Molotov Cocktails.
File this one in the "you couldn't make this stuff up if you were trying" folder in your memory bank, right?
According to the article the wrestlers in question are Justin Dozier and Rosario Bruno - both 20 years old. They're being charged with two counts each of possessing/manufacturing explosives.
If that doesn't qualify for indefinite suspension, I don't know what will...
What's even richer than all of that is the fact that Dozier received the U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award in his freshman season.
I've spent my fair share of time around NCAA wrestlers in my college days and if any of you have chances are you know they are usually a blast to hang out with and they sure like to party, but there's partying and then there's deciding to make a Molotov Cocktail and riot because your fellow athletes didn't win a national championship.
We may just have our boneheads of the year award winners and we aren't even halfway through 2013 yet. Congrats bros - way to make your team, your athletic department, and your university like a bunch of moron's. I'm sure the folks down south in Columbus won't have anything to say about this at all.... Right?
Great Blog, you got every detail of what actually happened correct. congrats to you on being a first hand witness and providing the 100% truth. Maybe the media should go a find more peoples lives to ruin, especially ya know more students who have never been in trouble in their life, the kind of students who actively participate in community service, who maintains excellent grades, the student who has hopes and dreams to be a successful teacher, the kind of student that when you talk to anyone who knows him will tell how much of a great guy he is and would do anything to help you. The student who has never even received a speeding ticket, but let the media tell you, he is some type of terrorist, and treat to us all, so lets destroys his life before it even begins over a immature college prank. But I understand its the medias job to take a story they know absolutely nothing about, blow it way out of proportion which will in turn publicly shame that student so bad he is so paranoid he can't to even go to class, or leave his house, who even contemplated suicide. But thats how the world and media works, you take a story, without the real details and facts, you make it seems as worse as possible then watch as it twists and turns and ruins the rest of that young persons life, and completely destroy 2 and a half years of college, shatter and completely ruin their dreams. The student who will most likely drop out of college and end up on the streets committing more crimes just to survive all for a immature, drunken college prank, but its okay only the most atrocious of people make mistakes.... ahhh the media always 100% accurate.