Mug Shot Awkwardness: Um, Roll Tide?…Anyone?

No one who has seen “Animal House” as many times as I have can fail to appreciate the student hitting on the school administrator’s wife concept. “That’s funny, I have a husband named Dean Wormer. Still want to show me your cucumber?” It’s not funny, however, when one of the participants is under 18, and no one’s using vegetables. Not funny in the least.

Rebecca Nichols

And you can bet that few at the University of Alabama are laughing either. Here’s Rebecca Nichols, who unfortunately happened to be wearing her favorite T-shirt when cops arrested her for contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Rebecca is the wife of a high school principal. And the minor in question was one of her husband’s students.

Holy Mike Price!

Rebecca Nichols is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

She’s also accused of having a sexual relationship with the victim. Police say they haven’t filed sex charges linked to the relationship because the boy is 16, and he claims he initiated the contact.┬áThe arrest comes after the boy’s mother filed a complaint with police.

Nichols and her husband, East Lawrence High principal Ricky Nichols, are in the process of divorcing.

Nichols is free tonight on $500 bond.

Did I read that correctly? Police say they haven’t filed sex charges because the boy initiated the contact? Sweet Mother of Joe Namath. OK, and I am now being told that the age of consent in Alabama is … 16. Why did this surprise me?

Big Al

(Big Al is mortified)