The West Virginia Mountaineers mascot found himself in a little bit of legal trouble early Friday morning.
Troy Clemons, the man who dresses up as the mascot on game days, was arrested on suspicion of DUI after failing field sobriety tests and allegedly having a blood alcohol content of 0.126, according to the Dominion Post.
As a result, Clemons will not be joining the team for Saturday’s game against Oklahoma State.
The university issued the following statement regarding Clemons’ arrest:
“West Virginia University is aware of this morning’s arrest of Troy Clemons, currently the Mountaineer Mascot, for speeding and misdemeanor driving under the influence,” the statement said. “While the Mountaineer Mascot Advisory Council gathers and reviews all the facts, Troy will not participate in any Mascot-related duties or appearances, including the events surrounding Saturday’s football game. As the alternate Mountaineer, those duties will be handled by Trevor Kiess, a junior accounting major minoring in pre-law and legal studies from Elkins. In addition to any legal outcomes, Troy — as any other WVU student — will be subject to appropriate student conduct proceedings.”
It’s your time to shine now, Trevor. And don’t drink and drive, folks.
Kickoff between West Virginia and Oklahoma State in Morgantown is set for noon ET on ABC.