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Scheelhaase's dad banned from UI campus

A bad weekend got worse for Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase when, after Illinois' 42-3 loss to Michigan State, he learned his dad had been arrested and removed from the game and has now been banned from the Illinois campus for one year.
CHAMPAIGN -- A bad weekend got worse for Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase when, after Illinois' 42-3 loss to Michigan State, he learned his dad had been arrested and removed from the game and has now been banned from the Illinois campus for one year.

Nate Creer was charged with resisting a peace officer after getting into an altercation with other fans during Illinois' game Saturday.  Incidents like this often result in a one-year ban from campus.

Creer told WCIA 3 in 2010 that he had never missed one of his son's games - even going back to Peewee football.  That streak could be in jeopardy now, and senior day is just a few weeks away.

Scheelhaase was pulled from his scheduled media session today, but head coach Tim Beckman addressed the situation and praised Scheelhaase for the way he's expected to handle it.

"Not knowing all about it, it's misfortunate, no question about it," said Beckman.  "Nathan is a great young man, and I know he will be able to work through the situation.  Nathan can control what Nathan can control."

Scheelhaase could address the situation as early as Tuesday, when he is scheduled to meet with the media after practice.
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