The Ohio State student who bolted on the football field during a second-quarter play during the Cincinnati game Saturday faces punishment from his scholars program in addition to criminal charges from the state.
Anthony James Wunder has not lost his full-ride scholarship yet, but he has been suspended from the Evans Scholars Program and was also removed from the off-campus scholars house where he’d been living, his attorney said Wednesday.
Despite those ramifications from his program, the 21-year-old mechanical engineering student is still enrolled in classes at OSU.
“He’s still going to class every day and he works part-time,” attorney Mark Collins said of his client. “Right now he’s just trying to get through the day-to-day.”
Wunder is charged with criminal trespassing for his Saturday night escapade where he ran on the field before being tackled by assistant strength and conditioning coach Anthony Schlegel.
Collins said he’s only concentrating on the criminal trespassing charge currently.
“My focus is to resolve the criminal case and then whatever route he chooses,” Collins said.
Collins entered a not guilty plea to the criminal trespassing charge on behalf of his client Tuesday morning in court.
The attorney said he has not been in contact with the university and is not looking to file charges against Schlegel or handle any civil suits at the moment.
“Right now, we’re just exploring different avenues,” Collins said.
Wunder’s name is no longer listed among the scholars on the program’s website.
The Evans Scholars Program offers private scholarships to “deserving caddies across the country,” according to the Western Golf Association website. It is not an OSU-affiliated scholarship, OSU Student Life spokesman Dave Isaacs said.
The case will next be assigned to a Franklin County Municipal Court judge, Collins said. A pre-trial date has not been set yet.