The attorney for the Ohio State student who ran onto the Ohio Stadium field during Saturday’s football game pleaded not guilty to criminal trespassing on behalf of his client.
The Franklin County Municipal Court website states Anthony James Wunder’s attorney, Mark Collins, entered a not guilty plea Tuesday morning in court.
Collins and Wunder did not return The Lantern’s request for comment Tuesday afternoon.
The charges were in response to Wunder running onto the field in the middle of a second-quarter play against Cincinnati. He was tackled near the 50-yard line by assistant strength and conditioning coach and former OSU linebacker Anthony Schlegel. Schlegel, with the help of event staff, then dragged Wunder off the field.
Videos capturing Wunder’s antic have since gone viral.
OSU football coach Urban Meyer said Monday that he and Schlegel have since discussed the situation.
“We had a partial serious conversation,” Meyer said. “We also gave him a Hit City award, our team, and had a little fun with it, too.”
Though he said he hadn’t seen the video, Meyer said the team took the incident lightly.
“We had a lot of fun in here with that,” he said. “They love Schlegel, as we all do. I do. He’s an incredible person.”
Wunder was taken to the Franklin County Jail that night and later posted bond.
He is a 21-year-old mechanical engineering student at OSU, according to an OSU directory search.