Found March 21, 2012 on
Last November, we brought you the story of Northern Illinois freshman linebacker Jamaal Bass knocking over a Toledo band member by lunging into him with his shoulder as the NIU football team ran onto the field. Both band members were hospitalized with concussions, and Bass was suspended for a game by the team and for an additional two games by the Mid-American conference.
Well, Bass could be in a lot more trouble, as he has now been indicted on a felony assault charge and a misdemeanor assault charge for the incident. The maximum sentence for the felony assault charge is eight years in prison.
This video will probably be used by the prosecution as "Exhibit A":
However this story ends, Bass is certainly learning his lesson the hard way. This will serve as a valuable lesson for other athletes as well. Let's hope this never happens again.
H/T Dr. Saturday.
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With the University of Toledo marching band exiting the field, Northern Illinois University's team was trying to take the field. The result of that many people all trying to occupy the same space was disastrous for one young band member, and could mean prison time for NIU freshman Jamaal Bass. Bass, a linebacker on the Northern Illinois' football team, is facing felonious...
Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass has been indicted in Ohio on a felonious assault charge on allegations he intentionally ran into the Toledo marching band, knocking down a member, as he took the field when the teams played in November.
The Lucas County grand jury on Friday also indicted the redshirt freshman from Miramar, Fla., on a misdemeanor assault charge.
Northern Illinois linebacker Jamaal Bass was indicted yesterday on one count of misdemeanor assault and one count of felony assault for running into two Toledo band members as his team made its way onto the field (see video below, he’s #6). The video evidence makes clear that Bass actually did aggressively run into these two band members, who [...]
Updating a 2011 throwback college football season story, Toledo band geeks are still weak. On the far right of the screen when the trucking occurs, you will witness just another band geek getting pushed around by a jock, freshman linebacker Jamaal Bass, as he finishes up warm-ups for the huge MACtion game. Well, those three years he has remaining with Northern Illinois are in...
((HT: ESPN/MAC/youtube))The lesson here, the HQ guesses, is not to plow the horns section...Northern Illinois LB Jamaal Bass has been indicted in Ohio on a felonious assault charge doing what he did below as he took the field when the teams played back in November.Here's the incident, focus on Number 6 in white...Decide for yourself...Bass could face up to eight years in prison...
Northern Illinois University linebacker Jamaal Bass has been indicted on felony charges for knocking down a Toledo band member as the team was running on to the field before a game last season. Bass was indicted for one count of felony assault and another count of misdemeanor assault by a Lucas County, Ohio, grand jury on Friday.
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