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Lame joke lands student in jail

A mass communications student wanted for bail jumping in an old drug/DUI-related case out of Ithaca NY learned something about the power of the media when he was nabbed by the cops.

Bloomsburg (Pa.) University student Jacob Close, 25, gave his opinion about the Washington Redskins name controversy to the local Press Enterprise and let the paper take his picture for its weekly Your Opinion feature. Campus police had been alerted to Close's presence and one of them saw him in the paper. He was arrested and held on $25,000 bail pending extradition to New York.


And Close's solution to the football controversy? "I think they should keep the same name, but change the mascot to a potato," he said.

(Redskins. Potatoes. Get It? Eh? Get It? GET IT!?)

_via Romenesko

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