Dublin Dad Wants Craig Krenzel Charged for 'Pee Wee Fracas'

By DJ Byrnes on August 22, 2014 at 1:13p
Dublin Dad Wants Craig Krenzel Charged For Assault His Son
174 Comments

It's a story as old as youth sports itself. One kid gets his block knocked off, the dad of the victim intervenes, the dad of the perpetrator takes an issue with the other dad's tone, and a "fracas" is born.

Such is the scene painted by a 10TV report that left one Dublin-area dad wanting former national title-winning Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel put behind bars.

Bruce Wolfe's eight year-old son was involved in an "aggressive block" on Craig Krenzel's son that left lil' Krenzel without his helmet.

Wolfe alleges that Krenzel, an assistant coach on his son's team, ran over to to separate the two boys. Wolfe alleges Krenzel "grabbed [Wolfe's son] by the shoulder pads and yelled at him."

Wolfe was so perturbed by Krenzel's actions, he filed a police report in which he requested assault charges be brought up against the former Ohio State quarterback.

No charges, however, have been filed against Krenzel. 

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OSU_1992_UFM's picture

Pussification of America

UFM_Renewal

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TNBuckeye1421's picture

I coach 8-10 year old and this is the same thought I have after every single practice... some moo moo wearing mother walks up and  the following conversation takes place

Mom: why isnt little Johnny starting?

Me: did you watch practice? The ball is snapped and he behind the safety...

Mom: So 

Me: He plays defensive end... Your son does not like contact much less football

Mom: He is the best player out there

Me: where is the bourbon.

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11UrbzAndSpices's picture

I coach middle school, I get a lot of the same. But it's great because we have 4 coaches who are almost always in agreement, when that parent comes up to you and you have 3 people behind you agreeing with you, the parent doesn't stand a chance.

Not stopping until I have more Helmet Stickers than M Man

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Young_Turk's picture

Some kids have it, and some kids don't.  I wanted to coach my nephews so bad, but they really didn't like contact at that age.  I completely understood when then coach limited their playing time.  I tried to get them more comfortable with it, but its as simple as some  kids have it at that age, and others don't.  They both loved to practice their to Madden touchdown celebrations.  Eventually it clicked and they both played varsity football and the younger one is a hockey goalie as well.

My niece from a different sister was a demon on the soccer field at the age of 6-8.  She scored 6 goals a game.  It was ridiculous.  She then grew out of it and is now not interested in sports at all. 

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collards's picture

It wasn't about contact. It was about that the kid nailed Craig's kid and Craig was the moo moo wearing mother. Just because you were outstanding in a sport, it doesn't mean your kids are.

The complaint was Craig touched the man's son and then screamed at him cause he had a good block on the young Krenzel.

As a parent, I would have felt like a dad. As a fan I would wonder about our coach showing favoritism to his kid and not praising the other kid for a good block. Much difference between when one was a player and now a parent. 

I think folks are attacking the parent cause Krenzel was a Buckeye. Read what happened and then you might see things differently.

In this day and age, grabbing young kids is forbidden by the law, even in sports. Krenzel should teach his kid how to take a hit instead of trying to protect the kid in the middle of football.

Collards

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Homey1970's picture

...and, of course, you have the police report or, better yet, you were there, right?  

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New alum's picture

First thought: I don't understand Krenzel's actions unless the other kid did something outside the bounds of the rules.

Second thought: Was Krenzel the only coach who saw the incident? If not, allowing another coach to intervene if necessary would remove all suspicion.

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whiskeyjuice's picture

1) People have different definitions of screaming.

2) It has been awhile since I have played football but I did play from age 6 through high school. I have never been on a team where the coaches didn't yell and scream at practice. 

3) I was never on a team where the coaches didn't grab players by their shoulder pads.

I know that their is a limit for what coaches and do and say to kids, but at some point parents need to understand that playing football as a team sport is not like having tea parties with dolls and Barbies. It is a contact sport and physical in nature. Kids want to play football for that reason (unless their parents are making them). Football is a sport that requires adrenaline. 

I say that if parents don't like their kids playing regulated tackle football, I'm sure there are enough flag football leagues to sign up for. The coaches there yell less and nobody grabs the shoulder pads since they don't wear them.

"You'll find out that nothing that comes easy is worth a dime. As a matter of fact, I never saw a football player make a tackle with a smile on his face." -- Wayne Woodrow Hayes

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cinserious's picture

But,but Krenzel is on our local sports talk radio station....we HAVE to back him!

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

albinomosquito's picture

@ Cinserious.. should have used sarcasm font... +1.. long live torg..

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brownie3553's picture

I coached 8th grade basketball for 1 year and it was awful just because of the parents. They would always complian about there sons playing time when there kid was just not an athlete. Its unbelievable how many parents think their kid is the best when in reality they are probably the worst on the team.

Live and Die by the Buckeyes!!!

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

These stories are why I'm glad I coached wrestling. Wrestle-offs leave no room for debate.

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Zimmy07's picture

You also have to realize that the opposite actually does occur.  Where the D-line starters are getting blown 10 yards backwards by a D-line back up running the scout team and the guy that blew him into the defensive secondary still starts the game sitting the bench on both defense and offense.

When the kid gets into the game he gets a sack within 3 plays and another one on the next drive but still sits the bench to start the next game.

Some coaches are stupid and / or only coach so that their sons can play.  I was an assistant coach on a team with a great head coach and also on a team with a horrible head coach.

GreatLakesMike's picture

Coached little league years ago.... I loved working with the kids and they loved me. We both learned a lot. I can't count the # of times I watched a kid cringe when mom was storming to the dugout. It was usually the mothers who "forgot" to pick their kid up from practice at least one or two times a week. None ever said thanks for driving their kid home... just screaming and swearing. A lot of good kids who were great ballplayers in practice turned into "I want to be anywhere but here" kids when their parent(s) showed up to the games. 

I talk baseball when friends and coworkers... occasionally one will ask me to come out on a Saturday and work with his kid. That's money. Usually benefits everyone because the parent gets it. 

collards's picture

I never thought Craig would pussy out over his son.

Collards

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ChicagoBuckMD's picture

Or the "Soccerization of America" as Tony Gerdeman of the O-zone puts it

"Why be around average?" - UFM

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chicagobuckeye's picture

And yet it happened in football...

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Abe Froman's picture

Ridiculometer just went through the roof.  This guy needs some sense slapped into him.  

Basking in the wake of mediocrity.....

Handsome Dave's picture

I agree. What a pussy.

D. Nantz

bbb's picture

Of course it would be a Dublin-Dad

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osu07asu10's picture

I hate that I like this so much. My wife and I just moved from Victorian Village to Dublin. I

I desperately want to go back. I might even move to Olde Town East just to wash the stench off.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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Buckeye Knight's picture

From someone that used to live on the edge of Dublin, then spent some time in Westerville, unfortunately they aren't much different.

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osu07asu10's picture

Westerville, Dublin, UA, Worthington....all have an air of superiority to them.

Just need to make it 2 years (avoid capital gains) and I can sell my place and move back into CBus proper.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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Nick's picture

Just send your kids to private schools then

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Jack Burton's picture

Leave UA out of this!

It's all in the reflexes - Me

Poison nuts's picture

And Westerville, leave us out of it. I mean, some guy gets his feathers ruffled & now I'm an entitled jerk for being raised there. Come on now...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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Homey1970's picture

This has absolutely nothing to do with Westerville, Dublin, UA, Worthington, but assholes are everywhere (especially on the road, when I'm driving home from work).  

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bbb's picture

They're everywhere, just more highly prevalent in Dublin

Nutbuck1959's picture

Don't know about Columbus area, but I think that "air" is more prevalent than you may think. I see it in a lot of places. Too bad. It ruins the kids for sports participation.

German Buckeye's picture

Where is Dublin, in Ireland right?

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denner's picture

LMAO at these comments - and as a Dublin resident could not agree more!   Bunch of self-important, whiny, & clique-y folks in this town.

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ExpressiveBuckeye's picture

No kidding...my wife went to Coffman and hated it. We always debate whether sending our kids to Dublin to get one of the "best public educations Ohio has to offer" is worth actually living there and dealing with (a good bit of) the people...

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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SoCalBuck26's picture

When I moved to Ohio in High School from California, my parents almost moved to Muirfield and that would put me at Coffman.  But they couldn't stand the snobbiness of the realtor and home owners association so they decided to move to Hilliard instead, and they were happy for it.  I never understood the why they call Davidson the "poor" school, it's not like Coffman had nothing but rich kids, i suppose b/c of the farms nearby? Though all throughout high school I dated a lot of girls from Coffman lol, something about them rich girls.

Side note, coming from the west coast the whole no fence thing between houses freaked me out.  

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bbb's picture

fences are lame as heck

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cinserious's picture

I never understood the why they call Davidson the "poor" school, 

When it comes to state championships, who's the 'poor' school? 

Life's daily struggle is choosing between saying F--ck-it, or soldiering on with your responsibilities.  

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SoCalBuck26's picture

Unfortunately when I went to Davidson the football team wasn't very good and didn't have the success they do now. Which is pretty awesome, my memory is fuzzy did they play St. Aquinas (FL) a couple of years ago? 

Waltbuck's picture

Nothing to see here...move along

+8 HS
Hitman61's picture

And people wonder why parents don't want to volunteer to help out in sports, scouts, etc... First time some kid gets yelled out for something, the non-volunteer parents always has to present a protest and accusation.  

LebBuckeye

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AndyVance's picture

I've said the same thing more than once in recent years about this and the teaching profession. Why would good people want to deal with the hassles and headaches?

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Hitman61's picture

I had an incident in Scouting a few years ago. As an Assistant Scoutmaster, I told a boy (repeat offender)  to respect his uniform and tuck in his shirt. His mother heard me and filed a grievance with the Scoutmaster, against me,  for berating her son. She said I was always picking on him. I told her it was no different than the treatment to all of the troop. Maybe Craig just wants to protect a boy, in this case his son, from getting hit without a helmet. Glad my kids are older now and I can avoid stupid parents.

LebBuckeye

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osu07asu10's picture

Anyone remember the Columbus City Schools student who was suspended for his "finger" gun?

Yeah, that student was in my wife's class. My wife, a teacher of 7 years with her Masters +30 had repeatedly warned her entire class not to participate in this type of behavior.

She warned the individual student multiple times over a two week period. She sent letters home to Mom, never heard anything.

So it was the last straw and she let the principal deal with.

All of the sudden, Dad (never seen before) has an issue with how his son was punished and blew it all out of proportion.

If someone tells you don't do X, you don't do X. Regardless of how harmless it is.

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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USMC11917's picture

Unless you are the police. You can only then, tell someone to do something if they are actually victimizing someone else.

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Posterchild's picture

In no way should assault charges be filed against CK, but you should never put your hands on someone else's kid. Unless that kid is physically harming yours.

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LouBuck35's picture

So in the instance that two kids start roughing it up, coaches of the team aren't allowed to pull shoulder pads to separate the two, unless you are touching your own son?  Craig is an assistant coach, and whether it's his own kid or not, that's what coaches do.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

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Posterchild's picture

I really don't see what is wrong with my comment in the context of this story. It isn't clear that the kids were fighting, so I wonder what made CK feel he had to separate the two kids? Was he just mad his kid got blown up on the play? If so, why did he need to yell at the other kid? Of course, I would change my position if the guy's kid started throwing punches at CK's kid. But the story makes no mention of it, so unless that detail comes out, IMHO CK shouldn't have put his hands on the other kid. Reasonable? I think so. The story makes no mention of any other coaches or referees who felt the need to separate the two, so what did CK see happen that no other coach did?

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BUCK-I-FAN's picture

from what i saw in the video the boy's father said the 2 kids had to be separated as they were going at it. it also stated in the same video, the boy's father said CK picked his kid up off the ground by his shoulder pads and was yelling at him. this is football and i could tell you as a kid we always were grabbed by the face mask and yanked around by the coaches. this happened a lot and i played at all levels up to and including high school. we never bitched about it to our parents, nor did any parents that were watching say anything. people are looking for a quick buck or whatever.

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LouBuck35's picture

I just made mention of roughing it up, not necessarily that they were fighting.  This story is being presented through the eyes of the angry father, so I don't believe anyone can necessarily trust one sided details.  Fact still remains, that if CK is a coach, it is within his responsibility to end any sort of conflict, provide instruction and also provide discipline as necessary.  He doesn't strike me as someone who assualts 8 year olds on the regular.

I want a fall Saturday in Ohio Stadium..

+6 HS
Posterchild's picture

Again, I just question what the "conflict" was that Krenzel felt the need to break up. Right now it isn't clear.

CC's picture

You didn't say they shouldn't do it in this case you said they should not ever do it.  You are clearly wrong thus the downvote parade.

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808buckeye's picture

You're part of the problem not the solution.. 

seize the carpe

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Posterchild's picture

I'm a part of the problem because I would rather hear all of the facts before I take a side? I implied in my initial post that I don't think either party is necessarily right.

The "downvote parade" surprised me sure, but I can't sit here and say that I believe Krenzel was right to pull the kid aside and yell at him until I know the full story....

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DMcDougal24's picture

I believe a coach would have a responsibility to break up two fighting children- especially where one is wearing a helmet and the other is not. Not sure how you can argue otherwise. 

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Buckeye Chuck's picture

Were the boys actually fighting? I couldn't tell if that's what was meant by Krenzel having to separate them.

I know Krenzel is a coach, but since his own son was one of the "combatants," it might have gone over better if someone more impartial had been the one to take charge. Having said that, this doesn't appear to be a police matter, even in a place like Dublin where kids can easily go 18 years without ever hearing that they are anything other than perfect.

The most "loud mouth, disrespect" poster on 11W.

Posterchild's picture

There's not mention of a fight in the story. Otherwise I would have to agree.....

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New alum's picture

So if they're fighting, grab your own kid, not the other one. If if the other kid is the primary offender. I understand a coach would have to grab my son if he is fighting, but if the coach is the father of the other kid fighting I would question his actions.

45has2's picture

Scroll up to comment #1.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

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AndyVance's picture

So much hyperbole from Helicopter Dad in the Fox 28 interview... Hard to take him serious when he describes a football practice dustup as though it were the downing of the Hindenburg.

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umbyosu's picture

I believe Mindy Drayer has submitted a drawing of what actually happened!

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Barnsey69's picture

I am pressing charges...unless Krenzel gives me a signed game-helmet.

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

+21 HS
tennbuckeye19's picture
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CC's picture

It's even more rediculous considering what we all know about Krenzel.

chitown buckeye's picture

/shakes head

There wouldn't be one coach that I played for in any sport from 1st grade to high school that wouldn't be behind bars with this standard! My God, lawsuit is probably coming next... Murica.

"I'm having a heart attack!"

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CinncyBuckFan06's picture

#1 It would not even be on the news if it wasn't CK

#2 If it wasn't CK this Dad would not even be asking for charges to be filed.
 

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Sims_tOSU's picture

He probably led with the head. Didn't want the kid to get ejected from the game and later fined. 

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WezBuck28's picture

Why didn't the guy yank his tampon out, and run over to take matters into his own hands if it bothered him so much?

Apologies in advance if my comment offends anyone..

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Fatpants's picture

My guess is it was an industrial sized one and he got caught up tripping over the string.
 

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gumtape's picture

It's only offensive to tampons and Kyle Kalis.

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

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45has2's picture

As a tampon, your remark makes me bloody angry.

"I don't like nice people. I like tough, honest people." -W.W. Hayes

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WC Buckeye's picture

Sounds like Earle!

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

Earle's picture

Wait a second, which part?

Italics are for emphasis.

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WC Buckeye's picture

The "bloody angry" pun part. You enjoy a good play on words!

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

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Earle's picture

That I do.  I was going to have to pull the string on a real doozy if you had been comparing me to a feminine hygiene product.

Italics are for emphasis.

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WC Buckeye's picture

BINGO!!!

The only thing that's new in the world is the history that we have forgotten.

Hovenaut's picture

Braxton, Krenzel.

I suppose we're due for some good news regarding an Ohio State quarterback.

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

+5 HS
Buckeyeneer's picture

I'll wait for the good news to come when Barrett out performs all expectations and takes us through an undefeated year.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

THE Ohio State University

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

Of course that QB will be Joe Bauserman.

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Hovenaut's picture

As long as he has no eligibility left, so be it.

I am not the Last Dragon, therefore I do not possess the power of the Glow.

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Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

You say that now, but just wait until Tom Herman leaves for a HC position & Joe is hired as the new QB coach.

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rosycheeks's picture

IF Craig Krenzel is to be charged for something, it's for being awesome.

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Barrington Buckeye's picture

That dad needs to take his son out of football and enroll him in field hockey!  Then, next, go find his family jewels.

Buckeye One

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tennbuckeye19's picture

Krenzel might've been too excessive with his actions, but to file a police report over it? Are you kidding me? 

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WezBuck28's picture

Victims father Probly just wanted to be on TV and thought hey, here's my opportunity..

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bucks4nuts's picture

That sure is what American has come to.

"To The House"

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New alum's picture

Very true.  Though I may be able to understand the dad's suspicion of Krenzel's actions, police report is way over the top.

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Fatpants's picture

Bruce Wolfe's eight year-old son was involved in an "aggressive block" on Craig Krenzel's son that left lil' Krenzel without his helmet.

Wolfe alleges that Krenzel, an assistant coach on his son's team, ran over to to separate the two boys.

 So your kid lays a hit that would probably get him ejected from a college game, then proceeds to fight with somebody not wearing a helmet and your panties are in a wad because somebody broke it up.

This boy has two mommies.

+14 HS
OSU_1992_UFM's picture

This is why our country is going down the shitter. Mommy and Daddy always step up to protect little Johnny Son-of-a-Bitch even though JSB is a little prick that know he can get away with murder cuz JSB SR is just as big of an asshole

UFM_Renewal

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icbuck's picture

Bingo! This is the reality for many kids, they dish out crap because they get away with it at home. When parents see sombody calling the kid out for it, they wig out. Sucks. Probably what is going on here. Coach was tired of the same kid pulling the same stunt. Probably has been dealing with it for quite some time and this was the last straw.

huber57's picture

Q: You know why Dublin has so many round-abouts?

A: Because everyone in Dublin thinks they have the right-of-way.

+34 HS
ExpressiveBuckeye's picture

I don't care what you say...I'm stealing this.

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

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buckeyedude's picture

Looks like you stole his ICON, as well.

 

 

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HotSauceCommittee's picture

No one likes to have any adult put their hands on their child. If Krenzel was being a jackass that is a different story, if he was being a coach then maybe he owes an apology (which I believe has been done) and nothing more. Moving on.

+3 HS
Bucksfan's picture

You have to put your hands on kids that are fighting.

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OSUStu's picture

From what I have read, outside member comments, there is no indication that that kids were actually fighting. Is there something that I haven't seen?

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

NW Buckeye's picture

Wolfe states in his interview that the two boys needed to be separated.  Although he does not use the term "fighting", what exactly do you think he meant by that? 

OSUStu's picture

I can't say exactly what he meant by that. That was the point of my question. Needed to be separate does not necessarily mean fighting. The kids could have just had a hold of each other or even just been jawing in each other's faces.

If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.  ~ Bruce Lee

BullCityBuckeye's picture

I think Craig Krenzel would be an excellent judge of what is a fair and hard hit vs. a dirty shot.  If it was my son and I signed him up for football, then I would not get upset (with the other child) if he got blasted fairly. Caveat emptor. I'm sure that CK, as a former player, would probably feel the same way.  

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Earle's picture

This headline brings back memories of Stoneburner's and Mewhort's escapades in the NW suburbs.

Italics are for emphasis.

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osu07asu10's picture

This comment makes me think of one of my favorite family guy clips (replace New Yorker with Dublin)....

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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gumtape's picture

Upper Arlington - We may be snobs and assholes but at least we aren't Dublin.
 

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

+12 HS
WezBuck28's picture

Didn't Urbs buy a house in Dublin?

Borrowed Time's picture

as someone who grew up in Dublin... damn the hatred is strong. Thought we were on the same team

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huber57's picture

Its like being brothers. I will throw shade (learned this term on elevenwarriors.com!)  on Dublin all day (being a UA guy). But if some punk-ass from Cleveland tries to bag on Dublin, he better watch out.

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Otown Buckeye's picture

I couldn't agree more.  My (single) Mom worked her ass off to keep me in great schools and a nice neighborhood.  As a result, I work my ass off and earn everything I've got.  Isn't that what being a Buckeye is?  Being proud of where you came from, working hard, getting a great result?  

"because we couldn't go for three"

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Buckeye Knight's picture

I've traveled the country for work the past 15 years and lived in 6 different towns in that time, including right on the Dublin border and actually in Westerville, along with some other cities and other suburbs.  In my experience, no other place I can remember has so many arrogant people as Dublin and Westerville.  Cities like NYC and Chicago have a ton of people that think their city is the greatest thing in the world, but as far as thinking they personally are the greatest person in the world (or at least coming off that way), I just haven't seen anywhere worse.  That's not to say everyone there is like that (I met some great people in both places), but man, the arrogance is really bad in those two towns for some reason.  I don't know why it is, but that is my experience.

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Balkestud's picture

Buckeye Knight, you obviously didn't live in the Boston area. I have never met such uppity douches in my life " we have the most colleges per square mile than anywhere in the country so everybody else is stupid". Boston sports fans are just as bad as scUM fans in my book. Every last one of them are pretentious dirtbags if you ask me

It gets kind of rough in the back of my limousine,

 

 

swainpm's picture

These comments are funny. I grew up in Cbus, lived in NY, Boston, FL, and now TX. Every city has crappy fans with no class..and I am sad to say that OSU has some of the worst. Arrogant as@hat fans abound in any successful organization. I really wish more tOSU fans would learn to represent their team, family, and self with class. Every time I have moved into a different state I am hopeful our fans don't have a bad reputation, unfortunately this has not been the case. Urbs and JT both attempt to teach tOSU players to ignore ego and keep their composure; they turn young men into adults. While there is nothing wrong with booing and a little heckling, more fans should pay attention to the coaches.

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CTBuckeye's picture
First thing that popped into my head when reading this:

"Because we couldn't go for three"

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GreatLakesBeer's picture

This isn't Vietnam this is pee wee football there are rules

If you will it dude, it is no dream

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CALPOPPY's picture

Over the line!

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

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d5k's picture

8 year olds dude

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Young_Turk's picture

For your information, the Supreme Court has roundly rejected prior restraint.

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Catfish Biff's picture

The original story should be: "My son is being coached by a national championship winning OSU quarterback." The end

..Til' we wobble in our shoes!

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THE's picture

My son USED to be coached by a national championship winning OSU quarterback. 

Drivin > Disco > Drivin.
To the people in the bathroom, how's it going in there?

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D. Anthony's picture

I don't live in Dublin but I've sold new homes to about 100 families there....and other high-end and lower end communities... The way people are with their kids is pretty similar all over.

D. Anthony

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bucks4nuts's picture

Wow what an assclown. Superdad!

"To The House"

+1 HS
buckskin's picture

I have 2 kids playing pee wee football and if either one of them locked horns in practice, I would fully expect the coach to break them up. Playing football for 12 years, the most "tame" way to break a football fight up is to grab the shoulder pads. Had it done to me many times on the field when I really needed it. Grow up Dublin parent.

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gumtape's picture

just another psycho, irrational, delusional Ohio St fan

+6 HS
Brich's picture

I ha ve been laughing my ass off reading all these comments. Ladies and gentlemen this is the state of sports now a days and its because local and federal governments sticking their noses where it doesn't belong. I long for the day children could be disciplined in schools ect... I live in Jamaica now but I work in Canada if ya'll think they coddle children there come to either one of these countries. My boss wanted me to be a coach for the little league football teams but he told me that every kids must play no matter what. we had this chubby kids who reused to run laps. he rufused to practice. He refused just about everything but when it came to game time he wanted to start. Not play but start and his mom was 100% behind him. I immediately resigned because i'm pretty sure I would be in Krentzel's shoes right now. parents will allways be biased towards their kids but i'm from the old school. if he doesn't deserve it then he doesn't get it plain and simple.

brian richardson

+2 HS
NH-IO's picture

That's gotta be a helluva commute.

+7 HS
Habu71's picture

True Story:

Years ago my son played on kiddie soccer team, by some strange twist of fate I ended up a coach. During one game the kiddie scrum is kicking at the ball, it's going nowhere. One coach from each team is allowed on the field so I'm standing there watching and yawning. Son falls down, lands on the ball, kids continue kicking at the ball. Son takes shot after shot about the head, neck, and upper body, after all he is laying on the ball. I'm looking at teenage ref expecting the whistle to blow any minute to stop play, the whistle never sounds. A woman (my wife) from sidelines begins charging to the field towards us looking very unhappy. My exact words to the teenage ref "dude, you see that lady headed this way? Thats the mom of the kid on the ground being pummeled, and trust me she is not coming after her son". Teenage ref's eyes grow as large as saucers, he begins to blow his whistle like crazy. Charging woman slows to a walk, gets to her son (glaring at ref and me) picks the kid up and walks off the field. Game continued, ref was uninjured, I was uninjured, son came back in after a short breather. Needless to say we did not live/play in Dublin. Things have certainly changed over the years.

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Otown Buckeye's picture

Clearly not Dublin....the men handle the business there.  

"because we couldn't go for three"

+3 HS
Habu71's picture

Nice shot! Still an UV from me. 

osu07asu10's picture

I was in 5th grade in NE Ohio, playing in a soccer tournament. One of the linesman had a son on our team. Apparently, the other team's coach found out about it, who had a son player for his team.

Long story short, the two kids end up marking each other and things got a little physical (nothing terrible). Half time rolls around and the opposing coach and Father storms to our sideline grabs the kid by the arm and says "if you touch my son again I'll break both your legs"

2nd half begins, it starts raining, and next thing I know the linesman and the coach are rolling around on the sideline fighting. I tell the ref, he doesn't know what to do and keeps watching the game (it gets better)...

Apparently this coach had a knack for fighting and his wife was ready. Comes DRIVING her Jeep Grand Cherokee..yes,...DRIVING her Jeep across a field with 22, 11 year old kids on the field. Brings it to a drifting stop next to the scrum, gets out and starts screaming in Greek and kicking the guy fighting with her husband.

Needless to say, the game ended right there and both linesman and coach faced assault charges. Surprisingly enough, the bat shit crazy wife skirted any legal ramifications....

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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Habu71's picture

Amazing! The craziest part of my story was that I was a soccer coach. 

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osu07asu10's picture

Steve ***** (last name redacted)? Is that you?!?!?!

"They don't know what they don't know." - Coach Mick

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Seriously?!?!?  Too bad Craig didn't drill him - at least there would be something of actual substance to file a police report about!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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AltaBuck's picture

Geesh...if the guy had a problem with what Craig did, go pull him aside and talk to him after the game or offer a beer later to sit down and discuss.  What the f*ck is wrong with this country.

I have been known on occasion to howl at the moon. - Crash Davis

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Bobo Buckeye's picture

Thats my thought as well.  I mean, it probably does not even take as much time as a beer.  Just say "I did not like seeing that, Craig.  That came close to assault in my book, and I'd like you to think about it"  Bringing the police seems totally out of order.  I mean, if the police need involved, then so do the courts, and Child Protective Services.  It could be that what went down was just that big, but I sort of doubt it.

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Patriot4098's picture

I'd think this all hinges on exactly how aggressive CK was with the boy. As a dad everyone's first instinct would be to rush to the aid of their son. This is working for and against him.

"Evil shenanigans!"     - Mac

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Bucksfan70's picture

“Today I will do what others won't, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't.” - Jerry Rice

+4 HS
vitaminB's picture

Craig should demand trial by combat and dispose of this dubliner.

+2 HS
D. Anthony's picture

I wish Woody Hayes was around as a  pee-wee football dad...that kid wouldn't have simply been Krenzeled, he and his dad would've been Woody'd and Hayes'd...Clemson style!

D. Anthony

+3 HS
OSU_1992_UFM's picture

This is why "kids" now...meaning 14-18 yrs or so, have such a sense of entitlement. They've never had to face consequences for their actions because parents automatically assume it couldn't have been their kid. "Little Johnny is a good boy! Its that Jake kid thats the problem"

Except Johnny wants to start shit with Jake, so Jake turns and slobberknocks the shit out of Johnny...maybe Johnny should learn some respect and keep his mouth shut.

I weep for the future of humanity in this country, just think some day these entitled tools will be owning businesses,making decisions that effect OUR lives and running our country.....scares the shit out of me

UFM_Renewal

+2 HS
Borrowed Time's picture

so maybe the parents should stop coddling them and then blaming the next generation

+2 HS
d5k's picture

You kinda sound like your avatar... let's remember this is about 8 year olds dude.  (not 14-18 year olds)

OSU_1992_UFM's picture

I know the story is about 8 year olds, but my point is that these kids are starting to develop this sense of entitlement at earlier ages IMO. This wont go over well, but personally I don't like how Mo'ne Davis was put in the spotlight like that...I think it puts too much pressure on too early, but now parents think that their kid is the next great thing, and they see how the LLWS is covered so they want their child to be in the spotlight too

UFM_Renewal

+1 HS
tosu4me's picture

The sad part is, with parents like that, the poor kid will never play 1st string Varsity in high school!  

April Tschuor

wolfeman17's picture

does he want everyone in columbus to hate him? if so, this is a really good way to go about it. tell everyone the national title winning quarterback, and everyone's favorite radio personality (who takes really long pauses), should be put behind bars. good job buddy...

GO BUCKS

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ExpressiveBuckeye's picture

Honestly, who wouldn't want their kid to learn the game of football from Craig Krenzel, even if he had to set him straight every once in a while and was a bit of a hard ass?

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

ShowThemOhiosHere's picture

It makes me sad that there are fucking stupid pussies out there like this guy that wants Krenzel behind bars. 

Class of 2010.

tcm1968's picture

No matter how this turns out that kid better hope his parents move out of Dublin. His Dad's actions will force that kid to be the butt of every joke in middle school and high school. Thanks Dad!

+4 HS
40 Degrees North's picture

Parents who like to make a scene, usually involving giving the coach crap in relation to their son, do not realize the problems that they are creating for their own child. That kid is going to get so much crap. Sure, the coach will be pissed about it, but the other kids are going to be far more vicious. The kid will be seen as a baby by other kids and that is a mild example of what usually happens. This type of thing is something that has ramifications for a long time.

In addition, the other parents see you as an asshole and don't want to be around you. 

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causeicouldntgo43's picture

I would be proud to have my kid roughed up by Craig Krenzel! What's the problem here?

+1 HS
outdated's picture

Scenario: Dad wants Jr. to be a football hero.

Problem is Jr. may not want to participate in football at a young age.  No matter what Jr. wants he ends up practicing and "participating" on a team.  He is gun shy.  Not sure he wants to be part of this contact sport. 

Dad is extremely happy Jr. is on the team.  Jr. is very apprehensive about playing and getting involved in the body contact necessary.

Because Jr. has a bad experience (Dad "forcing") him to play at a young age he never wants to play again. 

Too many kids are forced tp play by an over zealous parent and they never want to play again.

Let Jr. decide what sport he wants to play or not to play.  Congratulate him on a job well done and other than that KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT!

+1 HS
HailChiefWahoo's picture

Not the first Dublin kid to get assaulted by a Buckeye

+23 HS
WezBuck28's picture
+1 HS
gridironguy's picture

BRING IN THE TAPE!!!

"Print is dead"

+1 HS
gobucks96's picture

So, Krenzel was giving him the business for leading with his head. An action that could lead to injury of both kids (one being his own son, the other the father's son) Craig is somehow wrong?? A bad tackle needs to be pointed out so the kids can learn... This dad is a douche..

+2 HS
Unky Buck's picture

It's shit like this that makes me think like this more often...

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+3 HS
buckeyedexter's picture

When I was a kid my parents gave my neighbors permission to spank me if I misbehaved and I would get it 10 times worse when I got home.  But with the sissification of America you should go to jail for grabbing shoulder pads and yelling.  We are raising a generation of pussies; how are they going to handle real problems as adults if they've been cuddled their whole lives.

+3 HS
Poison nuts's picture

When I was a kid, I played football. One time I screwed up pretty bad & my coach cut my head off with a sword. He then took a dump in my skull, sewed my head back on, resuscitated me & told me I had shit for brains. He made me do stadium stairs all day (which was super hard with a head full of turds & almost zero blood) - then threw me off the team. I saw him yesterday & thanked him for making me the tough as nails SOB I am today. He spit in my face & called me Sarah. 

I love that guy.

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

+7 HS
chitown buckeye's picture

That happened to you too??   

/That was a wonderful comment! Loved everything about it!

"I'm having a heart attack!"

+1 HS
Poison nuts's picture

Thanks & we must have had the same coach! ;)

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

BuckeyeCrew's picture

My impression of the people in this thread who keep bringing up "da sissufacashion" or "pussafacasheeeyun" of 'MURICA in this thread.  These "men: (MURICA! USA! USA! USA!)  can barely keep their smokeless tobacco from escaping the gaps in their three teeth (total) during their spittle-inducing rage-out, over CK.

-3 HS
BuckeyeJosh's picture

The dad is probably a Michigan fan.

"Football is, after all, a wonderful way to get rid of your aggressions without going to jail for it."     -Woody Hayes

+6 HS
Marshall Trucker's picture

Agreed Josh! I was gonna say the same thing. Damn scUMmers.

+1 HS
Young_Turk's picture

I feel bad for Craig Krenzel.  He was the original "Guitonish" quarterback for OSU, but the Krenzelicious (trademark!) moniker never took off.  

+2 HS
cbisch's picture

I'm a YMCA program director, run Youth & Adult Sports. If you could eliminate the parents from youth programs you'd be fine.

I honestly don't think most parents are concerned about safety, but more concerned with their kid having a chance for success. Everyone thinks their 4 year old is going to be a professional someday so they tend to act entitled. 

+4 HS
buckeyedude's picture

I don't think I've ever seen the words "pee wee fracas" ever in the same sentence. Ever.

 

 

+2 HS
Knarcisi's picture

Krenzel's statement in the link below. Wolfe's kid apparently started it after the play was over. Krenzel also asked to speak with the boy afterwards. Sure sounded like it was handled the right way, and a lot different than Mr. Wolfe's take. 

http://www.abc6onyourside.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/parents-...

+6 HS
BuckeyeKing02's picture

Thanks for posting a link to Craig's statement.  Always good to hear the other side of the story.  

+2 HS
NW Buckeye's picture

And, now we know the other side of the story, one that is corroborated by other parents watching the scrimmage.  Thanks so much for posting this link.  Seems most of the posters here were spot on with their comments. 

+2 HS
TLB's picture

8 year olds shouldn't be playing contact football.  

-6 HS
BucksHave7's picture

Why didnt the Dad who wanted to press charges deal with Craig Krenzel himself, mano o mano? 

BucksHave7

wyatt's picture

Just ban all Dublin fathers and mothers from opening their mouths or else they are ejected permanently from games and practices.

chinooker97's picture

This is a football league for eight year old kids people, this should be a non story.  No police report is needed, only an apology from Craig and everyone can move on with their lives.  This is not the way to set an example for kids.

"Because we couldn't go for three."

+2 HS
livinthedream's picture

Grown men acting like children.  A$$wipes.

When we played peewee football the only adults on the field were the coach behind the offense (he called the plays) and the refs.  Our dads, even those who were assistant coaches respected the game and their place in it.

+2 HS
scarlett1946's picture

Are there any videos of the actual incident? All I saw was a video of the two dads in a heated discussion after the fact.

rlyon's picture

Did it ever occur to anyone this had nothing to do with a good hit but more about the fact that his sons helmet came off in the middle of a play and he wanted to make sure his son did not want to get a concussion. Having been a pre med major he would understand the ramifications of a concussion.

+1 HS
ncinthenext3's picture

As a 12 year veteran of coaching youth football ages 8-12, I can attest to you that there is absolutely nothing worse than today's parents. Please keep in mind we have a winning tradition and program, having won a league title in 5 of the twelve seasons on the staff.  We have some proven formulas to help fashion young men as young men first and football players second.  Our kids ASK for extra push ups and leg lifts, because they remember how fit they were last season and want that again. They know fitness helps keep them safe.  That's how great their attitudes are.  Problem is, they come with parents and they don't always understand that until al child will fully engage in the contact drills, there is a safety issue in games and scrimmages.  There used to be a spirit of team and volunteerism on the sidelines when I started this.  Parents could work with their children off the field and appreciated your time and sacrifice.  Now these younger parents are the 20% do 80% of the work types - they don't want to and claim they can't pay but spend $100 on shirts with the kids name on it.  I've even had players say they don't want to go in the game and then the Dad wants to argue after the game, and tell you how their child wouldn't say that.  Because of the violence, this is not an 'everyone plays equal time' sport.  These kids that are scared of getting hurt, tend to get hurt - they just need to engage sooner or later and it will all be fine.  Hopefully Krenzel wasn't one of these parents.  If you play the game long enough, you're going to get your clock cleaned every so often.  It's how you get up from and come back from that event that determines who you are as a player and goes a long way towards shaping a young man.