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Son of Villanova hoop announcer busted for Super Bowl celebration


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.

John Rigsby was arrested this week for celebrating the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory a little too wildly.

(Philadelphia Police)


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.

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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.”

Philadelphia Eagles fans raise their cups to celebrate the team's victory in the NFL Super Bowl 52 on Feb. 4, 2018, in downtown Philadelphia.

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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.

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In addition, he is the Director of Development for Athletics at the university.

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