Gee, I hope those of you who live around there and support the team pressure them to drop charges. What a story. He's a moron, but even morons do stuff that makes the rest of the world get a gigglesnort now and then.
Yea I think they should hire this guy for pr. Cool story and good luck bro. And for the one negative comment I see on here, lighten up. He WAS charged so yes he will face the penal system but hopefully the jury will have some commen sense and acquit. The world needs more joeys
I really wish I could add this guy on facebook. He made my bachelor party epic. I have the best pics of this dude. This story is going strong in Charleston.
I wanna thank Ryan Pitkin and Creative Loafing for treating Mr. Gillespie, and his fantastic story, with dignity. Most modern internet rags would fall over themselves laughing at the guy; instead, you seem to recognize how fantastic it is that someone in this buttoned down/locked down country still has the cojones to do something so totally outrageous and out of the norm, even if he might not quite realize the repercussions of his actions. While Joe deserves the proverbial "slap on the wrist", he also deserves a bit of our admiration. If Joe Gillespie is convicted of a felony because of this, then The American Dream is truly dead...
Let he/she among us who hasn't--on a serious bender--Pushed over a cow; Hid from police in a KFC bucket suspended 50' off the ground or...YES, played the part of a team mascot to get free drinks and entry into a club cast the first stone. Technically, YES! A crime was committed. But someone served this guy enough booze to put him in that state. Where is the ownership for that? Besides...Look at the bright side: He could have gone to a petting zoo!
What's the harm ? They left Joe in the park and it seems like its their responsibility if someone gets too drunk ! Joe had a blast he made other people happy and he made headlines that made a whole lot of people laugh ! He has earned his riverbend occupy camp credentials . let Joe go !
I would be honored to represent Mr. Gillespie pro bono if he needs legal counsel. I live 2 hours from Charlotte but thats no biggie. I have handled many criminal cases in NC courts and even though I've seen and heard of some of the craziest frivolous charges one could imagine, this here is complete BS. I currently spend most of my time working as an NFL certified agent so in my opinion Joe just started himself a great resume for a future professional team mascot position. #LIGHTEN_UP_CMPD
Heck. We got drunk in college at a hogs game. Beat Tennessee and tore down the goal post walked it 2 miles to Dickson street and set it on a brew pubs foundational wall. This is no worse than that.
Please, for all that is Holy, tell me someone has footage of him on the dance floor!
I lost 5 IQ points reading this. Fortunately, unlike Mr. Gillespie, I have a few to spare.
Without a doubt, the best interview EVER! They have to invite him back to a game and be Homer -- legally -- for one (K)night.
If this magnificent bastard is not working in some official capacity for the Knights next year, well.....then the Knights are missing an opportunity.
Based on just this article, seems like a decent, fun loving dude who made some bad (but innocent) choices. Like he said, he could have stolen more or done damage....he had some fun and the brains not to drive home. Good luck dude......
Are we just going to ignore his statement about calling "Mr. Knight?" If it were a different sport, one has to assume he would have called Mr. Panther or Mr. Hornet.
when i was in my roaring twenties i passed out in a club and woke up in there the next morning with everyone gone. walked out called cab. no prob. i know this scenario. no harm done. lighten up. funny it seems like exactly what i would have done lol!
This same thing happened to wally the wyvern over in florida. Did you hear about it on the news? Did the guy face criminal charges? No, this is just the conservative media trying to keep wyverns down. They think that dragons are superior and are more important. Well wake up america! #wyvernlivesmatter #itsajokedontkillmeplease
Kevin Queen, common theme here, being drunk. You left off the real funny part, they turned the sprinklers on you that night! A great Gamecock moment! I was there
It's the real life Joe Dirt. Go find your parents Joe.
I did something similar in Omaha after South Carolina won their 2nd National Championship. No harm no foul. Police did not believe my friends that I was in stadium on the field at 230am local time. Said it was impossible. When I came out they told me never to do that again and I told them not to worry about it cause I was flying out the next morning. That was that. I hope Joe gets through this. Great story.
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