Mugshot: Illini Football Employee Points Gun at Staff
Matt Sinclair who is an Illinois’ assistant director of player personnel and relations and former football player has been charged with two felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon after pointing an unloaded handgun at a vehicle carrying other staff members. Police also found brass knuckles in the car when he was stopped. They were driving down I-74 back to Champaign when this happened after this Saturday’s win at Purdue.
According to WICD News 15:
Champaign County State’s Attorney Julia Rietz says someone called police to report a driver pointing a gun out of a truck on Interstate 74 in eastern Illinois. Police say Sinclair said he pointed the gun as a joke.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say no one in the car getting a gun pointed at them while driving down the road took that as a joke. This is not exactly the way the Fighting Illini wanted to be in the news after they got their first conference win in 20 games in the Big Ten.