Campus ban for quarterback's father upheld on appeal
URBANA — University of Illinois police have upheld a one-year campus ban for the father of Fighting Illini quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase.
Nate Creer, 51, who listed an address in the 3800 block of Summer Sage Court, Champaign, will not be allowed to return to campus for one year after he was arrested following a fight during an Oct. 26 football game.
Police issued the no-trespass letter two weeks ago, and Creer appealed the decision. His appeal was denied.
“We look at his connection with the university, and we also look at any type of contact he’s had with the local police departments,” said UI police Capt. Roy Acree. “And it was my decision to uphold the no-trespass” letter.
As many as 10 people were involved in the Oct. 26 fight at Memorial Stadium, and police said Creer did not immediately calm down when asked to cooperate.
Creer has been charged with resisting a police officer, a misdemeanor. He is next scheduled to be in court Dec. 17.
Acree said he looks at a number of factors when considering an appeal to a no-trespass letter. Among them are other incidents where police have been involved.
“There were instances that he was involved with the local police department that played a part in making my decision as far as whether or not he should be upheld as far as no-trespass letters,” Acree said.
The decision to uphold Creer's ban means he will have to miss his son’s final two home games as an Illini.