Bills for `Goof' through roof

Bill's Rants

December 29, 2007|By BILL ORDINE

As if Ravens' followers needed any more indignity, the guy who traded on the misfortunes of the hometown team for some cheap publicity has been arrested for allegedly being a deadbeat dad.

Ron Stach, who was known by the Seuss-like nickname of the "Goof on the Roof" and promised he would stay atop a Canton bar until either the Ravens broke their losing streak or coach Brian Billick was fired, was arrested this week for allegedly owing more than $34,000 in child support payments.

Stach, who started his rooftop protest Dec. 11, had actually come down unceremoniously on Christmas Day. Apparently, he decided not to wait until the Ravens' final game.

Stach's current case still needs to be resolved (he has a legal history related to this issue and was sentenced to jail 11 years ago for contempt of court) but if someone did make a spectacle of themselves while owing all that the cash for failing to support a child, here are some other descriptions that might be more apt:

The bum who owes mum.

The fan in the can.

The jerk who should work.

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