How would the Bearcats put the finishing touches on their dismal season? Their mascot got cited for disorderly conduct while they lost to Pittsburgh in the snow. A Cincinnati official said the mascot, identified in a Cincinnati Enquirer story as 22-year-old M. Robert "Bobby'' Garfield III, was told to stop throwing snowballs into the stands. The official said Garfield then pushed a University of Cincinnati police officer, knocking both people to the ground. An understudy took his place in the second half.
This isn't the first incident this season involving a mascot from the state of Ohio. Brandon Hanning was working as Ohio University's mascot Sept. 18 when he tackled Ohio State's mascot before the Buckeyes' 43-7 victory.