But for reasons which only the school's ill-advised PR team can answer, the school felt compelled to issue a statement about it:
"We are never surprised to see Buckeye pride displayed across the world. Buckeye hoodies and hats have traditionally been spotted across the world, and we understand that as a result, our logo will be seen in a wide range of news situations, whether positive or negative."
Why some flack/the school felt the need to respond/issue a statement and give the story legs is stunning. Sure, our lazy blogging asses appreciate the free material, but what an egregiously bad PR decision. Wow!
And such a poorly worded statement to boot. Having the words "Buckeye pride" associated with a story about Casey Anthony? Well done, Tosu*.
It's no wonder that TMZ titled their follow-up piece, "Casey Anthony: Ohio State NOT surprised she wears Buckeyes gear."
Can't wait for Tosu* to issue another statement clarifying that first one. Or maybe we should give them a buzz to ask for a statement on all the Buckstache affectionados. Wonder what the "pride" level is on scarlet and gray-clad library pervs?