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Father of Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase banned from campus following altercation

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The father of Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase has been banned from campus following an arrest for an altercation during last week’s game against Michigan State, according to a report in the Indianapolis Star.

Nathan Creer was given a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest after officers tried to detain him for questioning following a fight that involved at least 10 people.

Illinois police captain Roy Acree told the Chicago Tribune that police tried to obtain information about Creer and question him about the incident when he pulled away from an officer that tried to grab his arm.

"If he would’ve just gone along with the program, gave us the information that we needed and cooperated with the officers we would’ve probably just removed him from the stadium," Acree told the paper. "But it didn’t work out that way."

University police Chief Jeff Christensen told the Indianapolis Star that campus bans “are ‘standard practice’ when someone who isn’t a student or university employee is suspected of creating trouble at the school.”

On Monday, Creer pleaded not guilty to resisting arrest and obstructing an officer.

The ban means Creer will not be able to see his senior son play in his final two home games against Ohio State on Nov. 11 and Northwestern on Nov. 30. The game against Northwestern is senior day.

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