Video: Buckeyes console grieving local anchor

Here’s a moment everyone can enjoy. Following Saturday night’s win over Wisconsin, Ohio State players exited the field and headed to their locker room, as they always do. This time, however, the Buckeyes stopped to hug a man wearing a suit and headphones.

The man was Dom Tiberi, a sport director for the local CBS affiliate. He had been on a leave from work following the death of his 21-year-old daughter in a car accident on Sept. 17.

Needless to say, the Buckeyes felt his pain and were thrilled to see his face again.

Watch the touching moment below:

And here’s footage of Tiberi’s return to TV last Thursday:


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Jeff Carr on 9/30/2013 @ 6:03pm EDT Said:

Top shelf act! As a Meechigan fan, I am no prouder of my arch rivals. You showed class, which I already knew you had.
Well Done!

Nebraska Bob on 9/30/2013 @ 8:41pm EDT Said:

Great job buckeyes

reminiz on 9/30/2013 @ 9:33pm EDT Said:

I love my buckeyes * GO BUCKS *!!!!!!

Jonathan on 9/30/2013 @ 10:30pm EDT Said:

Growing up in Central Ohio and graduating from Ohio State, Dom Tiberi is more/less a fixture in the Columbus sports media. In this emotional time, I hope he continues to get support from the people of Central Ohio. Can’t imagine what he and his family are going through.

Michael Superczynski on 10/1/2013 @ 10:11am EDT Said:

Very moving and what a nice gesture! Makes me proud to be a Buckeye!

POPS on 10/1/2013 @ 7:50pm EDT Said:

Very moving sentiments by the team. A testament to the type of person he is. Condolences to his Family.