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Man Who Threatened Ohio State During Michigan Game Receives 1-Year Sentence

Ohio State running back Demario McCall, left, is tackled by Michigan defenders Tyree Kinnel, center, and Devin Bush on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Columbus.
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Ohio State running back Demario McCall, left, is tackled by Michigan defenders Tyree Kinnel, center, and Devin Bush on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in Columbus.

A judge has sentenced a California man to a year and a day in prison for threatening a shooting at Ohio State University in 2018.

The government says Daniel Rippy made the threats during Ohio State's defeat of Michigan during the teams' annual football match-up.

Federal Judge Algenon Marbley had harsh words for Rippy at Tuesday's sentencing, saying he epitomized fandom spiraling out of control, something that can be ignored in the age of mass shootings.

But Marbley also said he recognized that Rippy's mental health issues contributed to the incident. Rippy apologized several times for his actions.