October 03, 2011
While at the Dane County Regional Airport waiting for the team's flight back to Lincoln, Rome took out some frustration on an unsuspecting towel dispenser in the bathroom.
Rome, 19, was cited by Dane County deputies for criminal damage to property after he allegedly ripped off the front section of a towel dispenser in a bathroom at the Dane County Regional Airport.
Dane County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Elise Schaffer listed the damage to the dispenser at $600 and said Rome was fined $326.50.
Wonder how much anger management classes cost?
The dispenser has since been fixed, but Nebraska's pride remains wounded, especially after players from other teams started weighing in on the 'Huskers' embarrassment in their much-anticipated and nationally televised Big Ten debut. Oklahoma linebacker Travis Lewis took his Twitter page Monday to pour a little old-fashioned salt in a fresh wound:
Oklahoma and Nebraska were fierce rivals for decades in the old Big Eight, and I'm sure Bob Stoops wouldn't mind padding his non-conference schedule with the Nebraska team that showed up in Madison. The Sooners actually defeated Nebraska in the Big 12 championship game last year as a farewell present.
This time, chances are these teams won't get to settle this wonderful war of words on the field unless they meet in a bowl game, but there's always room in college football for a little barb-tongued trash talk between old rivals in the meantime.