Ex-Ohio State Star Indicted In Shooting

jim Stillwagon started at Ohio State for three years, played on the 1968 national championship team, and was the first OSU player to win the Lombardi Award, given every year to college football's top interior lineman.(Photo: Delaware City Police)
jim Stillwagon started at Ohio State for three years, played on the 1968 national championship team, and was the first OSU player to win the Lombardi Award, given every year to college football's top interior lineman.(Photo: Delaware City Police)

Former Ohio State football star Jim Stillwagon has been indicted on charges accusing him of firing shots at another driver during a road rage incident last year.

Prosecutors in Delaware County said Friday that the 63-year-old Stillwagon was indicted on four second-degree felony counts of felonious assault, all with firearm specifications.

Police said Stillwagon, who was on a motorcycle, fired shots at the driver of a pickup truck on Sept. 30. One of the shots grazed the 41-year-old man’s head.

Strillwagon, who was legally carrying the gun, is a college Hall of Fame middle guard who helped the Buckeyes to a national championship in 1968.

His attorney has said he fired in self-defense. A phone message was left at his home Friday. His arraignment is Monday.

AP-WF-02-01-13 1709GMT

Comments
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1085440555 Docile Jim Brady

    Assuming arguendo that I or any other former OSU student were to unwisely assassinate someone , would WOSU Public Media modify my indictment with “Former Ohio State … ” ?

    How many decades must pass before the former ±s of a student „ that are not relevant to the alleged crime „ are ignored ?

    Were his alleged offense related to football , I could easily understand the former football star add .

    Had a student earned a peace prize in 1968 „ for an essay arguing for better training of National Guard members ; then would that award be mentioned in a 2013 article were the former student indicted for illegal campaign issues (or naughty words on the air ☺ ) ? ‼