Ohio State, out west to play California, received a rather unpleasant welcome to Oakland yesterday afternoon. Tim May, of the Columbus Dispatch, describes the scene outside the team’s hotel:
As I stood with several Columbus television reporters and cameramen at the side entrance to the hotel, several shots – at least eight – rang out from around the corner near the main entrance. Seconds later a young man moving briskly and with his right hand clutching something in the area of his belt, ran past us and down the side street.
Apparently two men had engaged in a gun fight, and according to witnesses, neither of them was hit. But a cab driver on station at the hotel was struck in the leg by one of the bullets. He was transported to the hospital but appeared to be in good condition otherwise.
Urban Meyer and the gang were apparently unfazed and unaffected by the incident, but we won’t know their true feelings until the TripAdvisor reviews are posted.