AGGIE MASCOT BITES HANDLER, MISSES FB O.T. THRILLER: It’s dangerous being a mascot handler in the Big 12. If it’s not the fear of being trampled on by Ralphie or Bevo, it’s the shame of being the chew toy for your team’s collie:
KUVE-TV reports that Texas A&M’s sideline canine was suspended for last Saturday’s game after snapping at her handler. During a mid-week run, the cadet minder accidentally stepped on Reveille VII’s tail, causing the collie to bite back in response.
The mascot was quarantined at the college’s veterinary school for a few days as a precautionary measure, where she missed out on a thrilling 3-OT Aggie victory over Fresno State. But she’ll be back at Kyle Field when her boys face Louisiana-Monroe in what’s sure to be a, *ahem*, dog of a game.
Since Reveille is considered the highest-ranking member of the school’s Corps of Cadets, the corporal holding the leash could have been in the doghouse for assaulting a superior.
But one must wonder what would’ve happened had a young Michael Vick chosen College Station over Blacksburg.