PGA golfer Jeff Overton was in attendance for Indiana’s upset win on Saturday to make a hefty donation to his alma mater. Overton was introduced to the crowd during a timeout late in the game (terrible timing because it silenced the rowdy crowd) and he presented a $50,000 check to Indiana University for the Play Golf America University program. It was a generous donation from the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup member and I’m sure it helped get him those courtside seats for the big game.
However, the real story from Overton’s visit to Bloomington came after the game when he was arrested for resisting law enforcement, public intoxication, and disorderly conduct. Overton was reportedly yelling at people from his limo when police told the driver to move along. The car moved a little bit and stopped again so Overton could continue his belligerence. When police asked the pro golfer to step out of the vehicle, he responded by saying “he wasn’t going to do anything.”
Welcome home, hero.