I was listening to the noontime broadcast of NPR news, which always includes a segment for state news, and heard that Joe Manchin wrote a letter to MTV asking them to cancel BuckWild, which is essentially the Jersey Shore goes downstate WV. The VERY NEXT PIECE, which the announcer presented without so much as missing a beat, was the following news story:
Some people are appalled, others are supportive – either way, Mountaineer Mascot Jonathan Kimble won’t be taking his official rifle hunting anymore.
Recently, videos of Kimble surfaced on the internet, sparking mixed reactions. The video shows Kimble and a freshly killed black bear, which was shot with the same rifle Kimble takes to official appearances as the Mountaineer Mascot – such as football and basketball games.
Kimble broke no laws in hunting with the rifle – officially, there are no University codes preventing him. However, he has chosen to keep his Mountaineer rifle for appearances only.
“I know other Mountaineers have gone hunting with it – to kill deer and stuff, but it’s probably just better to keep it to appearances,” he said.
Love this state.