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High school football player charged after exposing himself in team picture

On this morning’s show, you may have heard Matt mention a story about a high school football player in Arizona who’s now in hot water after exposing his genitals in a team picture. That picture appeared in not only the football team’s game programs, but the yearbook, which was distributed to 3,400 students. Police finally were made aware of the photo on Saturday and contacted the player, 19-year-old Hunter Osborn, who confessed to the stupid prank and now faces 70 criminal charges.

Osborn’s mug shot (Mesa Police Department)

From CBS 5 in Arizona:

Osborn, who was 18 when the picture was taken, told investigators he was dared to reveal his privates by a football teammate and said he was “disgusted” with himself, according to court paperwork.

Based on the photo and admission, Osborn was booked for 69 counts of indecent exposure — a class 1 misdemeanor — and one count of furnishing harmful items to minors — a class 4 felony.

Yikes. Osborn’s friends have started a petition on Change.org to #FreeHunter:

The problem isn’t with just the photo but instead that it was published in the school yearbook and distributed. He was jailed on the night of his senior prom with 69 counts of indecent exposure, a class 1 misdemeanor, and a class 4 felony. He didn’t put the picture in the yearbook, he didn’t create the page, he wasn’t the editor that approved it, or the teacher responsible for publishing it and distributing it to students. The teacher responsible for the yearbook should be fired. Red Mountain High School is using him as a scapegoat instead of taking any responsibility! Hunter needs to be held accountable for his actions but that doesn’t mean ruining his life! #FreeHunter

I don’t think a teacher should have to take the fall for a stupid prank, but 70 criminal charges does seem way too severe.

Thoughts?

[CBS 5]

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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26 Comments for High school football player charged after exposing himself in team picture



  1. WatchutalkinboutWillis
    3:44 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    They want the teacher fired for that?!?! This society is in sad, sad shape.



    • Dizzyd2k3
      4:18 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      The teacher should have looked at it closer before putting it in the yearbook, I’m not sure lose of job is necessary but some kind of responsibility lies on the teacher for putting the yearbook together. If the teacher isn’t taking that task seriously and looking for any issues in the pictures they choose to include in the yearbook, they don’t need to be doing that task.



    • somerset bill
      4:44 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      “osborn’s friends…” are the ones who said fire the teacher.



  2. JaredCarterIsMyHomeboy
    3:46 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    How is this even a crime?

    Everyone has a body. We all know whats underneath. This is absurd and abhorrent. Sure, it’s a prank in poor taste. But having a naked picture isn’t illegal, he isn’t a minor. That’s all this is. It’s no different than having cameras in the locker room after an NBA game, as some all too famous examples out there.



    • damage_control
      7:47 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      How is it a crime to expose yourself in public? Is that really your question, sir? Sure, it may seem cute when it’s this guy but where do you draw the line? Does the creep who gets off on exposing himself to women also get a pass just because “everyone has a body and we all know what’s underneath”? Pretty stupid if you ask me.



    • StuckinLville
      8:07 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      Its called indecent exposure in the state of Kentucky. And you will go to jail.



  3. @GoCayts
    3:50 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    seems like it should be 1 count of indecent exposure, 0 misdemeanors, 0 felonies … although “69 counts of indecent exposure” does sound pretty cool, admit it



  4. Bluebloodtoo
    4:20 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    If this happened in a current publication, there wouldn’t be anyone going after the subject of the picture. They would be going after the publisher and/or the editor. The school is trying to “pass the buck”.



  5. Bluebloodtoo
    4:26 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    Apparently AZ is serious about their indecent exposure laws. Given the wording of this law, it would seem to fit the “crime” that occured in the picture. They would have to prove that he intended for that picture to be distributed, though in order to rack up that many occurances.

    http://www.azleg.state.az.us/ars/13/01402.htm



  6. eyebleedblue
    4:40 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    1. 69
    2. Are we not allowing men to use women’s bathrooms now? If so, won’t this be commonplace in the near future?



    • Chuck Norris
      5:38 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      Comparing an 18 year-old flashing his peen in a high school yearbook photo to transgender people is a leap that Dr. Sam Beckett couldn’t even make. Also, don’t women’s bathrooms have enclosed stalls?



  7. Duff86
    4:42 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    AZ is an eff’ed up state. This is 100% a non-issue. The KID just did something stupid.



    • StuckinLville
      8:09 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      I had a kid give the finger in our fifth grade class picture and he got suspended and everyone was refunded their money. How do you think they are going to handle some dudes balls showing? Yes it is an issue. But I dont agree with him being charged with a felony.



  8. somerset bill
    4:50 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    clearly numbers 1 and 81 are blocking for the guy. every other guy’s standing shoulder to shoulder.



    • Bluebloodtoo
      4:58 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      That’s what I thought too…. Accomplices!!!!! 😉



    • thabeast
      4:59 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      My thoughts exactly



  9. Angelo
    5:02 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    The two guys in front contributed to the exposure. In the original picture no other players were separated enough to expose a crotch. The photographer or the teacher should have caught this. Punishment is far too harsh. Deserves nothing more than a slap on the hand.



  10. Crushgroove
    5:09 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    What a dick move…



    • 2Dogs
      6:13 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

      That’s weiner here nor there.



    • satcheluk
      11:45 am May 4, 2016 Permalink

      Well, he did break penal code #….



  11. Loother
    5:15 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    He’s getting exactly what he deserves…



  12. plumloopy
    6:05 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    I’m so sick of this “PC” society where your average good, red-blooded, kid can’t expose his genitals in his high school yearbook. Things are getting worse, not better, if you ask me!



  13. StuckinLville
    8:05 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    Yes he should get in trouble for exposing himself. But felonies? I agree that the editor of this yearbook holds some responsibility. Should they be fired? No, they werent the one exposing themselves. But they should have caught this. There should be some form of punishment, but ultimately, the dude is a grown adult and should have known better. This incident shouldnt ruin this kids life, but he does have to realize there are consequences to stupid decisions.



  14. blueballs80
    9:27 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    Saving Private Osbourn?



  15. rolandrmoore1965
    10:12 pm May 3, 2016 Permalink

    I am not for men exposing themselves. But this would be not be such a big deal in other countries. It’s kind of like the reverse of the Pakistani photo showing two men kissing. In that country, that is considered very shameful, warranting who knows what kind of punishment. In the US, the liberal media applauded that photo. Castrate this boy? Ruin his life? Not me. (I have been in 30 countries all over the world. Different cultures treat these things differently.)



  16. somerset bill
    12:14 pm May 4, 2016 Permalink

    it’s worth noting that the team colors are red and black.