Scott to take bow at Wrigley

Scott to take bow at Wrigley

Brian Scott continues to receive accolades — this time from the Chicago Cubs — for his heroic efforts in late March.

The former Illinois football player, who is now a 35-year-old state trooper, helped save an Illinois student’s life with his action on March 25. Now, Scott will be on hand at Wrigley Field tonight before the Cubs play the Rockies as part of the team’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Night.

Scott helped rescue recent Illinois graduate Ethan Asofsky during a snowstorm when a vehicle ran over Asofsky. Asofsky, a sports writer with the Daily Illini, was driving north on Interstate 57 after covering the Illinois men’s basketball team’s NCAA tournament stay in Austin, Texas. With his vehicle in a ditch, another vehicle spun out during the snowstorm, pinning Asofsky underneath the vehicle. Scott and two others helped lift the car off Asofsky, saving his life.

Scott, a Tolono resident, will be recognized in a pregame ceremony right before the national anthem while Cubs public address announcer Andrew Belleson shares Scott’s background. Scott, along with seven other law enforcement guests, will get to take the field and join a player at his position during warmups prior to the first inning.

“We’ve encouraged all guests to arrive early to view the pregame ceremony,” Cubs’ communications manager Kevin Saghy said. “Law Enforcement Appreciation Night is planned for the team and fans to give thanks for the great courage and bravery of the men and women in law enforcement.”

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ROB McCOLLEY wrote on May 15, 2013 at 6:05 am
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So ... when?