You’d think with only one job to do on the field, a kicker would be pretty damn good at that one job. However, as we’ve seen countless times, that’s hardly ever the case, especially in college football.
According to a 2016 report, a couple of Florida State Pi Kapps decided to take matters into their own hands after kicker Ricky Aguayo missed a pair of field goals in the team’s 31-13 win over Florida.
From The Tallahassee Democrat: :
Aguayo told TPD he was walking by the fraternity house at about 3 a.m. on Dec. 2 when people on the front porch began to yell at him about his performance in the game.
“He said they were giving him a hard time about missed field goals during the Florida game,” officers wrote in their report. “He said he was rushed by several of the members of the fraternity…and was punched in the face.”
Aguayo declined medical treatment and refused to press charges but called FSU tight end, redshirt junior Ryan Izzo to the house to help him, according to police documents. The fight was over by the time Izzo arrived, and he declined to provide a statement saying he was there to get Aguayo home.
I know, you’re probably thinking “but the Seminoles won that game, why’d they (allegedly) jump him?” Well, mister, FSU finished up 10-3 with an Orange Bowl victory that year — a non-College Football Playoff bowl game. I don’t know, drop another couple on Florida and made the selection committee pees their pants, moving FSU from no. 8 to no. 1. They do it all the time with ‘Bama.
Oh, and one of FSU’s losses that year was a 37-35 loss to North Carolina where Aguayo went 0-for-3 on the day. I’m not going to pin the loss on a then-college freshman, but…it was kind of all his fault. Does that mean he deserves to be jumped? Ask your local priest. I’m not here to take sides. I’m just here to give facts. If you can’t beat ‘em, beat ‘em is how the saying goes.
But really, FSU Pi Kapp has been kicked off campus since early November of this year due to a pledge’s death so I’m not really up for defending their actions. Aguayo’s still out there kicking field goals, earning a spot on this season’s Lou Groza Award Watch List, while the defunct fraternity members are tugging off somewhere in a shitty apartment. Win goes to Augayo.
[via The Tallahassee Democrat]
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