The son of a Villanova basketball icon was arrested this week after apparently being caught on video flipping over a car during Sunday night’s raucous Super Bowl celebration in Philadelphia.
John Rigsby, the son of broadcaster Whitey Rigsby, was one of eight people charged in the city for getting too caught up in their elation following the Eagles’ stunning victory over the Patriots in Minnesota.
The charges include riot with intent to commit a felony, conspiracy, and criminal mischief, according to court records obtained by Philly.com.
The younger Rigsby can be seen wearing a Nick Foles jersey in celebration videos that have gone viral. He helps to overturn a car and then raises his arms in triumph.
Race, riots and the Eagles’ Super Bowl celebration
He posted bail following his arrest, according to Philly.com.
“As our investigations continue, and as the tips roll in, we will continue to arrest individuals who committed crimes after the big game,” the Philadelphia Police Department tweeted Wednesday. “If you were involved — turn yourself in now. If you think you might ‘get away with it’ — you will not. We will not forget — we will not stop.”
Eagles fans go wild celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles winning Super Bowl LII
Whitey Rigsby has been associated with Villanova for more than 40 years after being recruited by Rollie Massimino in 1974, according to Philly.com. He played high school basketball at Archbishop Molloy High School in Queens.
Rigsby was a three-year starter at Villanova. He has served as the “Voice of Wildcat Basketball” on the radio since 1980.
Philadelphia mayor downplays damage caused by Eagles fans
In addition, he is the Director of Development for Athletics at the university.
Send a Letter to the Editor