Tuesday, January 16, 2007
Debauchery Doesn't Go Over Well in Ohio
Editors at the Plain Dealer decided to send writer John Campanelli on a trip of a lifetime: hitch a ride with three Ohio State students from Columbus to Glendale, Ariz., site of the Bowl Championship Series title game, and chronicle the trip. The students had skipped a week of class and traveled more than 3,000 miles, making stops in St. Louis to tour the Busch brewery, in Las Vegas to party and gamble, and in Los Angeles to watch a taping of "The Price Is Right." Then it came time for the game. The problem? Only one of the students had a ticket, which were going for $1,300 outside the stadium. But somehow the other two students were able to sneak past security and get into the stadium. Great story, right? Some readers don't think so. Ted Diadiun, the paper's readers rep, has been hearing about the decision to publicize an engaging tale of college-age irresponsibility. "What a disgusting message this presents to our nation's youth," wrote one reader. Another letter said, "I can't believe you'd glorify these guys on the front page of the newspaper. Sneaking into a game that other people paid thousands of dollars to see is grand theft ..." Thanks to the Midwest Correspondent.
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