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Hearing for suspect accused of making football game threat

A man is accused of making a threat against OSU football players during their 2018 game against U of M.
Credit: AP
This May 8, 2019 photo shows a sign for Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Angie Wang)

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has scheduled a hearing in Ohio for a man accused of threatening a shooting at Ohio State University and vowed to hurt players on the football team. 

An indictment unsealed last year accuses Daniel Rippy of making the “electronic communication” threat from California during the annual game between Ohio State and the University of Michigan in 2018. The game was played in Columbus that year. 

Judge Algenon Marbley set the hearing for Friday. A Michigan TV station reported last month that Rippy said he was innocent during a Facebook exchange with the station.

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