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Thursday, March 15, 2007

MSU Prof Arrested for Biting Police Officer

Man bites dog? Ha, that's nothing when it comes to the MSU faculty.

John D. McCallie, an associate MSU economics professor and husband of MSU women's basketball coach Joanne P. McCallie, became hostile after his bag was lost at a Florida airport and bit the finger of a police officer.

He was then arrested on charges of resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law enforcement official.

According to The State News, the McCallies had flown to Florida for an annual vacation to unwind between the Big Ten Tournament and the NCAA Tournament.

Arriving at the airport, the couple realized they were missing one of three bags. When the McCallies spoke with airport officials about it, they were told they would need the baggage claim tickets that were attached to their other two bags before the flight.

Having thrown the tickets away upon receiving the first two bags but hearing he would need the tickets to verify the missing luggage, McCallie started going through the trash bin to search for the tickets.

"He apparently then dumped some trash on the floor and couldn't find it and dumped another out, and at that time, people were taking note," an airport official said.

During the trash mulling, a police officer approached McCallie. A scuffle ensued as McCallie became more hostile and bit the police officer on the finger. It then took more than one officer to subdue him.

McCallie was released on a $2,700 bond and was expected to continue his work at MSU this week, according to an MSU spokesman.

Uh, forget biting the cop, here's my big problem with this story: What the hell kind of coach takes a little "Florida vacation" right before leading their team in the NCAA tournament?! I would be pissed if that was my coach. Can you even imagine Tom Izzo jetting off to Boca after the Spartans lost in the Big Ten tourney in order to get a little tanning in before the NCAAs started this week?! He'd be fired on the spot.


Mike said...

Leave it to a economics professor to be bitch enough to bite someone. Excuse me, associate professor. I guess his wife's basketball coaching position doesn't have the pull he was hoping for.

...and somewhere in the world, Mike Tyson smiles and gives a nod of respect.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like when my electric circuits prof went fishing in Taiwan the week before a big exam. No wonder I failed his class.

Also, Yost, have you seen the latest from Trojanville? Apparently the USCrap football team is a bunch of racists! Go Blue!


Mike said...
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Mike said...

-minor threadjack-

Caution gentlemen. Here's you rival's starting LB in 5 years.

I hate making folks copy and paste.

zen wizard said...

I would have felt safer if a couple of my MSU prof's would have worn a muzzle when I was there, let me just say that...

Now that I think of it, there was a foam-like substance in the corners of my pre-law prof's mouth now and then. We all thought he was just drooling. I guess in retrospect he might have been suffering from advanced rabies.

That is the problem with MSU faculty; it is really hard to tell sometimes. Perhaps they should have to wear collars with a vaccination tag.

Black Shoe Diaries said...

I'm sure they visited a recruit they have no intention of extending an offer to so they can charge the trip to the MSU credit card.