Michael Juberian, star Augsburg linebacker, faces felony charge for Dinkytown riot

Categories: Crime, U of M
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Michael Juberian's mugshot
As of this morning, the only person charged with a felony in connection with either of the Dinkytown riots is 22-year-old Richfield native Michael Juberian. (See our photo recaps of Thursday night's riot here and Saturday night's here)

Juberian faces a felony count of rioting with a dangerous weapon and a gross misdemeanor count of assaulting a peace officer for allegedly throwing bottles, rock, and a chunk of concrete at cops during Saturday night's mayhem.

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The criminal complaint says that as the Dinkytown crowd amassed around officers following the Gophers' loss in the national championship game, "participants started throwing bottles and cans at police officers."

"One individual in particular, subsequently identified as [Juberian], threw numerous bottles at police officers," the complaint continues. "After the defendant would throw the bottles, he would run to find more, come back and continue throwing them at the officers."

But that wasn't all.

"[Juberian] moved to a bus shelter, found a rock and threw that at police officers, then found a chunk of concrete the size of a baseball and threw it at officers," the complaint adds. "The concrete landed on an officer's foot."

Officers were eventually able to subdue Juberian with a "stun blow."

Minneapolis Police Department spokesman John Elder couldn't confirm whether the officer who was hit by the chunk of concrete allegedly thrown by Juberian required medical attention. Two officers were hospitalized following Thursday's riot, which was precipitated by the Gophers' stunning last-second victory over North Dakota in the semifinal.

In 2013, Juberian was recognized as an All-MIAC First Team linebacker for his performance during his junior season at Augsburg. Here's his football bio:

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Athletics.augsburg.edu

Juberian faces up to five years in prison for the felony rioting charge alone.

There's a chance he won't be the only one charged with a felony in connection with the Dinkytown shenanigans. Last night, the MPD announced that an investigator "is reviewing dozens of video clips and photographs as a part of [the] investigation" into Saturday night's riot.

Any charge that falls short of a felony would be prosecuted by the Minneapolis authorities, not Hennepin County.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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46 comments
Dylan Carlson
Dylan Carlson

Fucking Dave Mathews band fan he deserves to be locked up

castironphil
castironphil

This mooncalf ate 1 too many paint chips.

Sandra Fredine
Sandra Fredine

Hey! He'd fit right in with all the felons in the NFL!

Mike Dols
Mike Dols

Good! He did the crime, now he needs to suck it up and do his time. What an idiot!

Jack D Swenson
Jack D Swenson

Doesn't surprise me that a football player would be involved.

Jennifer Janowski
Jennifer Janowski

Yeah, cause rocks and concrete aren't painful?!? Let's hit you with a rock Raffety. You'll be calling the cops quick, I'm sure. Everybody down there participating ruining shit and being disrespectful got what they deserved including him. Grow up!

jojo_kittykat
jojo_kittykat

C'mon guys, he's obviously a verrrrry clever guy; he listed "Bush Trimmer." Hidden genius there.

Dylan Anthony
Dylan Anthony

Good, serves those kids right, what's a wasted Reason to Take A Stand...

Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson

Haha, he likes Dave Mathews Band. Sterilize the meathead before it breeds!

TweetsAreYours
TweetsAreYours

His parents must be proud. Way to stick it to the man, Michael! #TweetsAreYours

Nick Schwartz
Nick Schwartz

thats what happens when you go to benilde st margarets

Laura Gee
Laura Gee

He'll plea down to some wimpy charge and will barely be punished for it. Because justice!!

Derek Hamilton
Derek Hamilton

What a douche bag how old are you grow up. College makes people dumb not smart.

Fran Kennedy
Fran Kennedy

The fact that he is a linebacker star seems irrelevant to the charges....

Curtis Meyer
Curtis Meyer

You are correct. Using a term like "meta" makes one an actual douche.

Daren L. MN
Daren L. MN

Translation: I used to do more LSD and Beam than these fucking n00bs can fathom. Like Kesey, we saw the edge and jumped.

Daren L. MN
Daren L. MN

You're an idiot and are as distracted by games as the Romans were at the Coliseum. His behavior wasn't nationalism; it was alcohol related. Also, calling one a douche over who they cheer for is meta.

Daren L. MN
Daren L. MN

Alcohol. Glad the internet and YouTube didnt exist in my youth.

Curtis Meyer
Curtis Meyer

This idiot isn't even a UMTC student or alum. Why is he taking this loss so personally? He has no affiliation with the school. What a douche. Bandwagon all the way. Gopher hockey fans are the worst fans.

Bill Boudewyns
Bill Boudewyns

There are so many urgent reasons for these kids to riot. Why take a felony rap over a hockey game?!

Heather Gilsrud
Heather Gilsrud

My Dyslexia kicked in. At first I thought he threw chunks of CHOCOLATE at the cops & wondered what the problem with THAT was?

Rob Stewart
Rob Stewart

"Mayhem?" Definitely not an exaggeration, City Pages.

NiceWork
NiceWork

The grit and determination he showed in searching out more bottles to throw, when most people would stop after they threw the few within reach, is truly admirable.  Then his ability to improvise and think on his feet, finding that chunk of concrete to throw when he was out of bottles, was also very impressive.  Truly we are looking future leader of this country.....hopefully he isn't incarcerated for too long 

**Side Note** Despite the misspelling of his name, I’m sure Brian Urlacher is proud.

Wanker
Wanker

What a wanker!  Oh dude, you're real hard cuz you play football for Augsburg.  Phony tough guy!  Have fun in jail buddy.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

Hey should be beaten in jail for saying his favorite movie is Step Brothers and his favorite band is Dave Mathews Band.  What a douche.  

AlexK
AlexK

Nick, I strongly disagree with you.  I went to Benilde St Margaret's, it's an isolated incident. And people who have said he deserves to get assaulted in prison or he is a douche, he isn't.  You can't judge someone based only on one mistake made. I had the chance to play football with him at Benilde and he was a good person.  City Pages community, we have all done dumb things in the past, so what makes it just to judge someone based on ONE lapse of judgement moment?

comeon
comeon

he's not a gopher hockey fan....he's just a d bag that thought it'd be fun to throw bottles at cops

blainegarrett
blainegarrett

Are you saying that because the cops didn't straight up shoot this guy? Or are you just sayin..?

vitajex
vitajex

I just cannot wrap my head around how Dave Matthews became the patron saint of drunken fratboys.

First it was The Doors and now Dave Matthews!?!

Is it because these guys wanna rock... but not hard enough to jostle the gullet distended with an unholy mixture of Jager, frozen pizza, Natty Ice and white male privilege?

mingtran
mingtran topcommenter

@MicheleBachmann  That is true. But you should be beaten even harder for thinking that you have ever been better than anyone.

Shibbitybopbeedo
Shibbitybopbeedo

@AlexK I know this kid too. He was a friend of a best friend/roommate that always came over for parties and ended up in fights or breaking shit. This kid has had plenty lapses of judgment, and obviously hasn't learned his lesson from them. Quite the idiot. I don't agree that it reflects on BSM, though.

Throbbing.Pussy.
Throbbing.Pussy.

@vitajex  He is a d-bag and deserves everything he has coming, but what is this "white male privilage" thing? He comes from a middle class family who lives in a middle class suburb, who most likely was only accepted to Augsburg on a football scholarship. Due to his antics, most likely he will be expelled from school and will forever have to live this down.


If he were black, you would be defending him saying, "Well, kids that age do stupid things. Why should his college football career and his academic studies have to end over something minor like this?"



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