Illinois staff member charged with pointing a gun at other team personnel

Nick Bromberg

A member of the Illinois football staff has been charged after allegedly pointing an unloaded gun at other members of the staff in a vehicle.

Matt Sinclair, who played at Illinois from 2001-2004, was arraigned on Monday with on two counts of an unlawful use of a weapon. Both are felony charges.

Per the Associated Press, Champaign County State Attorney Julia Rietz said "someone called police to report a driver pointing a gun out of a truck on Interstate 74 in eastern Illinois." He was arrested after Illinois' win against Purdue on Saturday.

According to police, Sinclair said he pointed the gun as a joke.

The win against Purdue was the first win in 21 Big 10 games for the Illini, who are 4-7 this season.

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