Editors Note: In what is believed to be a college hockey record, the Wisconsin Badgers are going to have two nominees for the 2006-07 All Bad Boyz Team in separate incidents. The latest incident occurred back in August but just came to light today in the Capital Times.
MADISON - One current and one former member of the University of Wisconsin men's hockey team were charged with criminal damage to property on Tuesday.
Kyle Klubertanz (Which is a Hungarian name meaning "cow tipper" in English), a star defenseman from Sun Prairie on both this year's team and last year's national championship team, and Jeffery J. Slinde of Monona, who quit the squad at the end of the first semester last year, were charged with being party to the crime of criminal damage to property for toppling a cow sculpture in front of the Kohl Center in August (We're only hearing about this now?).
The pair were reportedly on their way home from a night at a campus area bar when they decided to tip over one of the CowParade Wisconsin cows at the Kohl Center.
"We were stupid (to get caught)," Klubertanz told a UW Police Officer in way of explanation for the episode.
(The crack) Security personnel at the Kohl Center (who spend most of their time confiscating cow bells ironically) apparently saw the pair and called UW police. The incident occurred at 2:11 a.m. on Aug. 3. After police arrived, the pair offered to push the cow back upright (cow lifting?), the criminal complaint against them says.
Klubertanz, who was 20 at the time, was given a preliminary breath test by UW police and had a blood alcohol content of 0.097 (Ruh Roh), the complaint says.
If convicted of the misdemeanor charge, each would face a maximum penalty of nine months in jail and a possible fine of up to $10,000 (although they might get probation if they agree to work at Chick-Fil-A).