Wrestling Confronts The “Finger Up The Ass” Menace
A perfectly legal move has landed a high school wrestler in court, charged with a sex crime. What exactly constitutes the feared but misunderstood “butt drag?”
In theory, it involves grabbing an opponent’s behind to gain leverage when in a ground position. In practice, it often involves a finger or two slipping into the anus.
It’s in the news because a California wrestler has been charged with sexual battery after using the move on a teammate during practice. (Three years ago, another wrestler was charged with rape after doing it to six opponents. He was convicted and sentenced to probation.)
The controversy has led to a number of matter-of-fact quotes that are giggle-inducing, like one coach who says the “checking the oil” part of the move isn’t encouraged.