RPAC Pick-Up Basketball Game Results in Three Reported for Assault

By DJ Byrnes on February 13, 2014 at 2:00p

Anybody who has ever played pick-up basketball knows how competitive it can get when it comes to fouls. Welp, it appears some gents took it to the next level, according to The Lantern:

Three men were reported for assault after they got in a fight during a two-on-two basketball game at the RPAC Sunday at about 5:30 p.m.

Two of the men got into a verbal argument over whether a foul had occurred, which escalated into a physical fight involving the third man and left “several significant blood stain areas,” on the gym floor, according to a University Police report.

... One of the men sustained a one-inch-long cut between his eyebrows and his front tooth was broken in half, and he had several small cuts on both hands. The individual was transported to the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center to receive stitches for the cut on his face.

Another man had significant bruising and swelling on his face, in addition to small cuts on his ear, elbow and both of his hands.

No charges were immediately pressed, as the case was referred to the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office for the final decision on the matter.

Unlike most pick-up games, where results are forgotten in 24-hours, I'm sure these three idiots will remember the outcome for a long, long time.


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gonzogrover's picture

Basketbrawl or Arch Rivals?

+2 HS
CALPOPPY's picture

Arch Rivals.

I'm a hurtin' buckaroo.

William's picture

Unbelievable. I've been playing pond hockey all winter and we've yet to have a single fight, and a couple of idiots get into a fight during a pickup game at the RPAC? Morons. 

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Colin's picture

You DO NOT want to play pick up basketball at the RPAC. They get crazy into it. Everyone thinks they're Lebron. 

BierStube's picture

2 on 2 ... and three men get into a fight ... I am a little slow in math, but by my calculations someone did not have his buddy's back!!

"No matter where you go, there you are." B. Banzai

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

Sound to me like that someone didnt need to get his buddy's back since the guy just pounded two other dudes!



But I will say that things used to get intense at J.O. South back in my day.  There was some shouting, shoving and flagrant fouls but I never saw punches.

Buckataltitude's picture

4 out of 3 people struggle with math.

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Unky Buck's picture

And 60% of the time it works every time.

Rock over London; Rock on Chicago. Timex: It takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'

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rdubs's picture

Sounds like one dude didn't want his life ruined like the other 3 idiots.

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sharks's picture

Or else he had the easiest layup ever

A man got to have a code...

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buckeye4life050233's picture

The 4th dude was the one ratting everyone out rather than just saying wow that was stupid let's just forget it

rdubs's picture

A fight like that would draw a lot of attention.  I doubt that the 4th dude needed to call any cops given that a bunch of other people probably saw what happened.  

BUCKI06's picture

I remember many heated games at JO North when I was at OSU - nothing ever escalated further than verbal arguments.  I was way too winded from running up and down a few times to even think about fighting.

"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM

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biggy84's picture

No autopsy, no foul 

+7 HS
BuddhaBuck's picture

Somehow Richard Sherman is going to get blamed for this thuggery... 

Don't text while driving.

bukyze's picture

You know the fight had to involve some of these type of guys:


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AngryWoody's picture

"It's just the war. It's just this war. I got a uncle over there."

Our Honor Defend!

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BUCKI06's picture

One of my favorite YouTube vids of all time - mainly because it's so true.

"As long as we're keeping score, we're gonna try to win this thing." - UFM

Matt's picture

Jesse Owens South (does that place still exist?) used to have pretty intense/entertaining pick-up games.  Dustin Fox would ball a lot -- that kid had serious hops.  And I'll never forget watching Ted Ginn Jr. run the point -- he'd bound down the court in what seemed like 3 or 4 strides, ahead of everyone else.  All while wearing giant diamond stud earrings in his ears.  

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smith5568's picture

All the JO's still exist. 

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TheBadOwl's picture

Still exists. In fact, earlier today, within the walls of JOS, I realized exactly how much strength I've lost since high school.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

Kindell's picture

Everyone in our pickup games are too dog tired to throw punch over a foul.  If injuries occur, it results from out of shape men attempting physical exercise.    

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PG_BUCK's picture

A fraternity brother of mine had his Jaw broken at the RPAC during fraternity intrarmurals. Few too many roids on the other side of the ball.


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harleymanjax's picture

No blood, no foul!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

+2 HS
PittBuckeye's picture

I played in a church league tournament when I was a junior in high school, none of the people in the league were members of the church save for one team. There was an all out brawl between two teams in basically a glorified pick-up game. It gets crazy.

Whoa Nellie's picture

Were their names Vrabel, Meyer and Fickell?

“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”

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vwhiegs57's picture

Did anyone catch the score of their game? Believe it or not this can help in deciding if the fighting was necessary or just escolated qucikly.




BassDropper's picture

I finally made 11w!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


gravey's picture

Church league games were the dirtiest, worse than ghetto courts - but with less trash talking.

Used to play with Bobby Olive, Chris Carter and Greg Frey....well a bunch of that team played.  They were all good, but Chris Carter was amazing.