Much has been made of what most observers called excessive force imposed by security after the emotional USF win over Louisville at Raymond James Stadium. Some overly-exuberant Bulls’ fans disregarded warnings and orders to stay off the field. They trespassed and, as a result, were greeted with batons, Tasers and handcuffs – not high-fiving players.
Obviously there was plenty of overreaction to go around, especially on law enforcement’s part. Is Tasering commensurate punishment for the handful of trespassers after USF’s biggest win ever? This was a celebratory crowd, not a Bastille-storming mob.
Probably the best way to avoid repetition, however, is for USF to win more games like this. Then everybody will know the drill.