Dispatch – Tennessee police might need better instruction in botany and Buckeye football. A 65-year-old woman recently came under suspicion, she reported, for having a Buckeye leaf decal on her car. The cops mistook it for a marijuana symbol. “It’s just amazing they would be that dumb,” Bonnie Jonas-Boggioni said. She lives in Plano, Texas, but she grew up in Columbus and is known as a lifelong Buckeyes fan.
She has served as president of the Ohio State Alumni Club in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. On Feb. 4, Jonas-Boggioni and husband Guido Boggioni, 66, were driving home to Plano after a trip to Columbus to attend the funeral of his mother, Eleanor, 92. They were in the westbound lanes of I-40, a few miles east of Memphis, when a black police SUV with flashing lights pulled them over, Jonas-Boggioni said.A second black SUV soon pulled up behind the first one. “Knowing I wasn’t speeding, I couldn’t imagine why,” she said. Two officers approached, one on each side of the car. “They were very serious,” she said. “They had the body armor and the guns.”
Because the couple’s two schnauzers were barking furiously, one of the officers had Jonas-Boggioni exit the car so he could hear her better. “What are you doing with a marijuana sticker on your bumper?” he asked her. She explained that it is actually a Buckeye leaf decal, just like the ones that Ohio State players are given to put on their helmets to mark good plays. “He looked at me like I was speaking a foreign language,” she said.
Why would anyone be that dumb Bonnie? Umm maybe because you’re in the middle of Tennessee with fucking Buckeyes stickers all over your car? Jesus wake up Bonnie. College football in the South. More powerful than religion. Well maybe tied. But certainly 1 and 1A. Of course these cops rolled up on you and hassled the shit out of you with other team’s colors on your car. That’s what cops in the south do. That’s what life is like in college football country. Just consider yourself lucky you didn’t have UF bumper stickers or you’d be shoved in a cabin and set on fire or something.