ERIE COUNTY, Ohio--"We understand during a football game at Margaretta High School, a student on the public announcing system made a comment that apparently upset a number of people," said Sheriff Paul Sigsworth.
That comment has led to threats against the student.
"There were never any intentions of it being degrading to anybody," said Jaret Dreschel, 15, of Castalia.
Dreschel is a sophomore who loves his school, his friends, church, and most of all, sports.
"Before I played basketball, I played football for Margaretta. But I love video games. I always played Madden. Madden 12 is the good one. And they use that comment in it," said Dreschel.
The comment was once made by CBS announcer Gus Johnson and used in the video game where the announcer says the player’s “got that getting-away-from-the-cops speed."
"My favorite person to use is Adrian Peterson and pretty much, I'd say 70% of the time, that quote is used on there," said Dreschel.
Dreschel said he was just using a Madden catchphrase and never thought of how it could be perceived.
"I don't want any issues in my school. I love the staff, good relationships with the teachers. I don't want there to be any issues because of this," said Dreschel.
And while he wants the threats to go away, so do police, who said they will take any threat, whether online or in person, seriously.
"We will work with the family and follow up. And if there is more harassment, threats, we will send it towards the prosecutor for review in the case," added Sheriff Sigsworth.
"I'm not the type of person to hold a grudge towards anybody. I like sports. I like talking about sports, so it's a good mix,” said Dreschel.