Jake Champion went out with a bang on Tuesday.
During a seemingly routine, ho-hum lacrosse match between St. Andrew's and St. Thomas Aquinas, tensions got a little higher than normal when St. Andrew's ran up a 15-5 score late in the third quarter. Perhaps because he was agitated about how the game was going, or perhaps because he’s just a horrible person in general, St. Thomas Aquinas defenseman, Champion, lost his cool.
In the heat of battle, he got into an altercation with a player from the opposing side and ultimately wound up throwing a punch. No problem. Fighting is never good, but it happens in competitive sports. But then things took a turn for the ugly when, while being ushered off the field, Champion also opted to sucker punch St. Andrew’s player Jordan Todd.
That's right. Another guy.
Check it out:
"I was standing there and I just get hit in the face and I'm on the ground," said Todd after the game (via ESPN).
"There's no place in the game for that."
Not that anyone actually cares, but St. Andrew's ultimately won 20-6.