“They were unprofessional. I think they were a slip of the tongue and they should just have a talk with him. He’s in a position where everybody scrutinizes him. Christ died for all of us.”

— Rick Stockberger, Homer

“I think it was meant as harmless fun, but with his stature he needs to watch what he says. The nation doesn’t know him like we do.”

— Jeff Dickerson, Mount Vernon

“I think he was just joking around, but you have to be careful these days. People are more likely to remember anything ethnic.”

— Carol Contreras, Fredericktown

“I think he talked a little more than he needed to. He did apologize. I think we need to just let it go.”

— Dan Chadwick, Mount Vernon

“I don’t know if he was serious, but there’s no place for comments like that. He’s always nice and smiling and never said anything bad for OSU. I was disappointed.”

— Dave Hartzler, Centerburg

“It seemed to be the sort of thing he thought wouldn’t get out and it did. He shouldn’t have assumed that. It was clumsy of him.”

— Kevin Troutman, Mount Vernon



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