Adam Sandler to Zander Diamont: “Stop smoking cigars”

Well, this is fun.

The eyes of Hollywood are on Indiana quarterback Zander Diamont, who received a nice message from actor Adam Sandler after helping the Hoosiers to a win over Purdue in the Old Oaken Bucket game last weekend.

Diamont’s stepmom, Cindy Ambuehl, ran into Sandler at some point this past week and posted the following video to her Instagram account on Wednesday.

“Zander, I cannot believe it,” Sandler says in the video. “Congratulations, I’m so happy for you. Keep up the good work. Stop smoking cigars! Very happy for you and the whole family. Way to go, boy. You look like a stud.”

Sandler is referencing the viral photo of Diamont smoking a cigar while holding the Bucket in Indiana’s locker room after last week’s season finale. Diamont’s father, Don, is also an actor, who appeared in the 2003 Sandler film “Anger Management.”


  1. I say let’s hope the IU locker room is smoked-up on a regular basis in 2015. Zander will probably now have to lawyer-up to defend against a citation for violating some Monroe County smoking ban and answer to some university student conduct board. Sheesh, the kid can’t even get a legal drink, get off his back people.

  2. davis-

    If I recall correctly, I believe you once said that you practice law…Know anything about estate law/duties of trustees? Know any lawyers you could recommend in the Indianapolis area to answer questions regarding the legalities of revocable trusts and wills? Don’t want to get too personal here, but I need some help and don’t have many places to turn. Thanks.

  3. H4H- Most bar assocs. operate an atty. referral service that can help you by recommending an attorney that has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the bar assn. a level of experience and competency in particular areas of law. The Chgo. Bar Assn. for example requires five years exp. and some proof that an atty. has some competence in a certain practice area to be included on the referral list. The CBA gives the names of three attys. and a very small fee is charged by the atty., who has to give that fee back to the bar assn. to support the costs of the program. Call the Marion County or Indianapolis Bar Assoc.

  4. davis-

    Thanks for your suggestions….I had two older sisters walk into my father’s nursing home room with lawyer in hand when he was in severe kidney failure…Three days after their visit intended to change revocable trust documents containing my name as a co-trustee(a visit I had no knowledge), my father, who had been drowning in his own bodily fluids at the time of my sisters visit with lawyer, underwent emergency surgery and dialysis(at 89-years-old!) ..Only a few hours later, he went Code Blue…That cardiac arrest was on Christmas Eve morning….After pounding on his chest, violently breaking his ribs, they managed to restart the heart of my father..I never got any real conversations with him beyond that day…..He had tubes down his throat and was in critical condition for 2-weeks with respiration fully assisted….On the 14th day, the doctors pulled the tubes from his throat fully expecting his heart to stop and his breathing to cease…They said they would do everything they could to make him comfortable….His heart did not stop and began to breath on his own. .He managed to somehow stay alive with barely any kidney function and the most erratic heartbeat imaginable….He finally passed away one month after the initial cardiac arrest. There were moments that he seemed to understand voices bedside, but he was mostly a miracle of a fighter like none I had ever known…He had will to live like none that I will ever know.

    But my sisters somehow managed to get his scribble on a document that removed my name before all the above pain and suffering he endured…I will forever have questions to why they would want to hurt me and why my father would agree to such changes….I know how sick he was in that nursing home….It was a violation. I had worked with my father for years…I had all reason to believe he thought that I was good and honorable…I am left with no closure and place to go with my questions. I will likely never speak to or see my sisters again.

    Thanks for your suggestions…I don’t think I’ll get a lawyer.

  5. oops…

    His heart did not stop and [he] began to [breathe] on his own

    Merry Christmas to all….Hope Geoff gets back in his home.


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