For most of us, our drunken misadventures don’t have serious repercussions, at repercussions that get national attention. However, most of us also aren’t Division I football players. By now college athletes have to know that if you get caught passed out on top of a Jimmy John’s car topper, not only will it catch a police officer’s attention, but it’s going to make local and national news. And that exactly the situation Oklahoma State defensive end Cole Walterscheid finds himself in.
According to the O’Colly, Oklahoma State’s student newspaper, Walterscheid was arrested for public intoxication after an officer spotted him with a Jimmy John’s car topper.
“An OSUPD officer noticed Walterscheid, who appeared to be sleeping or passed out on top of an object, about 1:55 a.m. Sunday in a grass lot north of the 800 block of West Tyler Street, according to the affidavit.
When the officer approached and shined his spotlight, he noticed the object Walterscheid was on was a Jimmy John’s delivery driver car topper, according to the affidavit. Walterscheid reportedly began to approach the officer’s vehicle while carrying the car topper, walking unsteadily.
When Walterscheid got to the car, the officer advised him to sit down, but Walterscheid then reportedly tried to open the passenger side front door of the officer’s vehicle. Walterscheid sat down the next time he was told to, according to the affidavit.
When asked what he was doing, Walterscheid reportedly told the officer he was walking home and that he got the car topper “at work.” The officer asked Walterscheid whether he worked at Jimmy John’s, and Walterscheid replied, “No, that’s not from Jimmy John’s,” according to the affidavit.”
Oh my, I can only wonder what was going through Walterscheid’s head when he tried to get into the passenger seat of the cop car, ‘Oh good, my Uber is here.’
It doesn’t appear that Walterscheid is facing any charges for the theft of the sign, at least for now, and Jimmy John’s has had a pretty good sense of humor about the incident.
This is why we can’t have nice things 👀 https://t.co/saaxHKsb0V
— Jimmy John’s (@jimmyjohns) November 22, 2016
For Walterscheid though, he may not be laughing as he’s facing a probably suspension, although Coach Gundy said he won’t address the issue publicly until his next press conference.
With the bedlam up next and the Big 12 title on the line, the loss of Walterscheid will be felt by the Cowboys. He’s played in all 11 games so far for the Cowboys and has recorded two sacks, 5.5 tackles for loss, a forced fumble, and has in general, caused havoc in the backfield for opposing offenses.