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    OK - Not exactly big news with starters... but BB guns? Sounds more like annoying the rabbits than hunting them...

    IOWA CITY, Iowa - Two University of Iowa wrestlers have been suspended from the team after they were arrested for illegally hunting rabbits on campus.

    Athletic director Gary Barta said Wednesday that freshmen Alex Meyer and Connor Ryan were arrested Tuesday by campus police. Barta says they used BB guns and air rifles during the hunt.

    Barta says both were suspended indefinitely and will face disciplinary action through university and athletics department policies.

    Meyer is an 18-year-old from suburban Des Moines who wrestles at 174 pounds. Ryan is an 18-year-old from Bettendorf who wrestles at 141 and 149. Neither has wrestled in a match so far this season for Iowa, which is 3-0.

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    Book'em Danno! Should i cuff them Andy? No Barney they're just kids with BB Guns funn'n around.

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    One of our wrestlers wanted to hunt Squirrels with a Bow and Arrow. But the school wouldn't let him
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    I was aggressively reprimanded on campus for throwing a snowball at a squirrel - at ~50 yards and high in a tree, I didn't really think I was going to hit it. Just one of those random targets that provided an excuse to make use of a fresh snowfall.

    That being said, it was pretty close... and it would have been impressive if I knocked that little tree rat off the limb. Maybe more impressive for me than the judgemental spectators.

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    Isn't this like a yearly tradition?

    Wasn't Luedke the first guy to get suspended for this a few years ago?
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    These guys are knuckleheads for sure. Using a gun on campus is dumb. BB guns can be mistaken for other types of serious guns. However, lets let common sense prevail. They were shooting rabits with bb guns, something every ten year old kid has done since the invention of bb guns. I hope they get some medicine for the gun on campus thing, but I hope the medicine isn't very strong. bb guns are not assault rifles, or even 20 guage shot guns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    These guys are knuckleheads for sure. Using a gun on campus is dumb. BB guns can be mistaken for other types of serious guns. However, lets let common sense prevail. They were shooting rabits with bb guns, something every ten year old kid has done since the invention of bb guns. I hope they get some medicine for the gun on campus thing, but I hope the medicine isn't very strong. bb guns are not assault rifles, or even 20 guage shot guns.
    I know nothing about Iowa's campus, but it's possible that there are maybe some more wooded areas on campus that is technically Iowa's property, but not near where people are. I find it hard to believe these guys are running around in front of dorms shooting rabbits. Still bad judgement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vaisforlovers View Post
    I know nothing about Iowa's campus, but it's possible that there are maybe some more wooded areas on campus that is technically Iowa's property, but not near where people are. I find it hard to believe these guys are running around in front of dorms shooting rabbits. Still bad judgement.
    Iowa Campus is very large and there are quite a few wooded areas around plus the Iowa river runs right through campus plenty of places to hunt game. Not that its a smart idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herkey#1 View Post
    These guys are knuckleheads for sure. Using a gun on campus is dumb. BB guns can be mistaken for other types of serious guns. However, lets let common sense prevail. They were shooting rabits with bb guns, something every ten year old kid has done since the invention of bb guns. I hope they get some medicine for the gun on campus thing, but I hope the medicine isn't very strong. bb guns are not assault rifles, or even 20 guage shot guns.

    This.

    A minor punishment and a "that was stupid, don't do it again" speech seems like a reasonable course to take for these guys.

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