You’d think being the star running back for the Ohio State Buckeyes — the running back who quite literally ran the Buckeyes to a national championship last season — would make you and your family untouchable in Columbus, but apparently not.
Ezekiel Elliott retweeted his dad, Stacy, on Monday evening to alert everyone that the family dog was stolen from his dad’s house.
According to a local TV station, Stacy found that someone had cut a hole in the fence to steal Chase from the backyard.
This isn’t the first time Chase has gone missing, as the family also needed helped finding him in May 2014.
What kind of jerk would cut a hole in the Elliott family’s fence and steal Zeke’s dog?
The good news: Elliott’s dad announced Tuesday morning that police had found Chase and he was coming home safe and sound (it’s not clear if the police identified anyone as responsible for Chase going missing).
Now Zeke can enjoy his pup and rush for 300 yards at Indiana this weekend without this burden on his mind.
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Scooby is back on the shelf. Arizona star linebacker Scooby Wright is going to miss “several weeks” after spraining his right foot against UCLA last weekend. Scooby hurt his knee in Week 1 and missed the following two games before coming back to play the Bruins, but now the reigning Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year will probably miss all of October. Bummer — college football needs guys like Two Star Scoob.
Here’s Georgia’s shot to change the narrative. As colleague Stewart Mandel writes in this week’s Forward Pass, Georgia and Mark Richt — for all of their success — are habitually tabbed as the ones who “can’t win the big one.” All of that can change in Week 5 when No. 13 Alabama visits No. 8 Georgia in the weekend’s best game, and it’s a tipping point of sorts for the Crimson Tide. A loss in Athens all but ends ‘Bama’s hopes for getting back to the College Football Playoff. While everyone will be watching what running back Nick Chubb does against that ‘Bama defensive front, I’m excited to see how QB Greyson Lambert attacks the Tide. He’s playing like the best quarterback in the SEC.
Big 12 says the officiating in Texas-Oklahoma State wasn’t bad. Big 12 coordinator of officials Walt Anderson defended the officiating in last weekend’s game that saw Texas get charged with 16 penalties to OK State’s seven, with several of them causing controversy (with a defensive holding call and an unsportsmanlike conduct flag on Charlie Strong both pretty bogus). Here’s more on the plays that have people upset and what the Big 12 said about them if you care.
An important tradition is coming to an end at Florida: The band has been instructed to not play the “Move back, you suck” tune any more after penalties on the opponent. Gainesville is so nice.
Have a great Tuesday, everyone.
Teddy Mitrosilis works in social content development at FOX Sports Digital. Follow him on Twitter @TMitrosilis and email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.