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Bills fan who fell from upper deck lost job, banned from stadium, could face charges

Bills fan falls

Just in case you’re ever thinking about sliding down the railing in the upper deck at your favorite team’s stadium, remember that there might be consequences.

Rob Hopkins, the Buffalo Bills fan who fell over the railing of the 300 Level at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday and landed on a fan sitting below in the 200 Level, lost his job, has been banned from the stadium and could face criminal charges, per WKBW.

While Hopkins sustained a shoulder injury, the person he landed on complained of a head injury. The Bills announced on Monday that Hopkins would be banned from the stadium.

“The irresponsible behavior that occurred at yesterday’s game by the fan who fell from the upper deck is a violation of our Fan Code of Conduct and cannot, and will not, be tolerated. This individual will not be permitted back into Ralph Wilson Stadium.”

Hopkins worked for Eric Mower + Associates in Buffalo. They put out a statement saying Hopkins is no longer employed by them.

“EMA is very concerned about Sunday’s incident at the Buffalo Bills’ game and we are relieved that the injured were released from the hospital. Rob Hopkins is no longer employed by EMA.”

WKBW says Hopkins could face criminal charges, but they did not specify what the charges might be.

Below is video of the incident:

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Jason Snelling arrested for weed possession, tried to eat it

Jason Snelling Falcons

Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling was arrested for marijuana possession on Friday, and his attempt to eat the evidence didn’t work out too well.

According to the Barrow County News, a Winder Police Department officer observed Snelling’s black Lincoln Navigator unable to stay in its lane around 3:30 a.m and pulled him over. During the traffic stop, the officer noticed a strong smell of marijuana in the car. Snelling admitted to the officer that he was smoking at a friend’s home earlier in the night and that he had a small amount of weed in his car. Another officer noticed Snelling repeatedly trying to swallow during their conversation and asked him to open his mouth. The officer saw green leafy particles in Snelling’s mouth. Snelling denied that he was trying to eat the evidence.

In addition to being cited for not driving in his lane, marijuana possession and possession of drug-related materials, Snelling reportedly was also cited for having an expired or no driver’s license, no registration and failure to maintain insurance. Dude hit the superfecta of automobile arrests. Of course, he’ll probably get off very easily since these are all pretty minor offenses, but that eating the evidence part is pretty funny.

Super drunk driver said Michigan’s pathetic offense drove him to drink

Al Borges MichiganA Michigan man arrested on drunken driving charges two weekends ago said the Wolverines’ pathetic performance against Michigan State led to him getting smashed. True story.

The Dearborn Press & Guide says a 25-year-old man who was super drunk and had urinated himself, was arrested by police around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 3, not too long after Michigan lost 29-6 at Michigan State. Officers were called after an employee said he saw a car parked for 90 minutes. Officers found the man with his head on his arm. He was asleep and they had to reach in and turn off the ignition.

The Press & Guide also provide this description:

The man appeared confused and disoriented. His speech was slurred, his eyes were watery and bloodshot and he smelled of alcohol. He said he was “drunk,” he had “a lot” of alcohol and urinated on himself.

The guy’s BAC was 0.24 percent. That’s not too far off from Vodka Samm, who blew a .341. The guy told police he was driven to drink by Michigan’s terrible game. He also complained about offensive coordinator Al Borges’ (pictured) play-calling, which resulted in -48 yards rushing. This dude is a hardcore fan, man.

Helmet smack to Deadspin

Freddie Mitchell gets 37 months in prison for tax fraud scheme

Freddie MitchellFreddie Mitchell always appeared to have a screw loose, so it’s no surprise that he is going to spend the next several years behind bars.

TMZ reported on Tuesday that the former Philadelphia Eagles receiver was sentenced to 37 months in prison for his role in a tax fraud scheme. Mitchell was facing 10 years in prison but struck a plea deal with prosecutors in March.

Mitchell told NBA player Drew Gooden that he knew a former IRS employee who could file his tax return and get millions back in a refund. Mitchell supposedly accepted payment from Gooden, created a fake take return, and received $2 million in a refund that he and his partners had deposited into their accounts.

Gooden was not accused of any wrongdoing in the case. Investigators learned of the scheme after Gooden filed his return and the IRS realized they had already paid a refund to him.

I wonder if Mr. 4th and 26 still wants to thank his hands for being so great.

Drunk guy in Raiders shirt strips on airport tarmac, urinated on building, challenges pilot to fight, gets tasered

It’s pretty simple: when an idiot completes the trifecta of crimes and then gets Tasered to top things off, that makes for LBS material. But when said idiot is wearing an Oakland Raiders shirt while acting like a hooligan, that gives us even more of a sports tie and indisputable reason to post it.

Raiders manchester airportSo here’s the story according to the Manchester Evening News. A 52-year-old man wearing an Oakland Raiders shirt arrived in Manchester on an easyJet flight from Malta last month and made a drunken scene. He apparently urinated on the side of the Terminal One building, was abusive to passengers on the flight, and stripped as he exited the plane. He also challenged the pilot to a fight and was slapped by his “female companion” for his behavior.

“A 52-year-old man was dry tasered and arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly in a public place. He was issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice,” EasyJet told the Manchester Evening News in a statement.

Bottom line? If you’re not a Manc, you’re a wank.

H/T The Big Lead

TV anchor Joyce Evans makes ‘Breaking Bad’ joke about Philadelphia shooting

File this under tweets you’d like to have back:

Joyce Evans tweet

That’s FOX 29 anchor Joyce Evans really using a Philadelphia shooting to make a joke. A “Breaking Bad” joke. And it wasn’t even a funny joke, not that that would have made it OK. But why would anyone think a shooting involving multiple people is a good time to make a pun or news tease? Where the heck is your judgment?

Clearly Evans had no clue that her tweet was sent in poor taste, because over half an hour after sending it, it was still up, and she didn’t even recognize the problem when it was pointed out to here:

What planet are you on, lady?

Colts rookie John Boyett arrested, gave police a stiff arm, threatened to break officer’s jaw, said ‘You can’t arrest me … I’m a Colts player’

John BoyettIndianapolis Colts rookie John Boyett managed to make the team’s reserve/non-football injury list, but his status with the franchise is probably in doubt after his embarrassing arrest early Monday morning.

Boyett, a sixth-round draft pick out of Oregon, was picked up for disorderly conduct, public intoxication and resisting law enforcement after being denied entrance at an Indianapolis bar for being too drunk, The Indianapolis Star reports.

Boyett was allegedly causing a disturbance outside the bar, so one of the bar’s employees located a police officer and asked for the officer’s assistance. The officer went over to the bar and eventually found Boyett causing a disturbance. He tried arresting the defensive back, but was allegedly met with resistance.

According to the police report, Boyett gave the officer a stiff arm, tried to strike the officer, and then fled on foot. A pursuit began and three other officers were able to apprehend Boyett. They described the Colts rookie as very abusive and having red eyes, slurred speech and the scent of alcohol on his breath.

And here are some more gems: Boyett kept yelling at the officers “You can’t arrest me … I’m a Colts player!” He also supposedly made fun one of the officer’s nose and hair, and threatened to break another officer’s jaw.

You can read the full police report here, because it is a beauty.

I understand that Boyett was totally trashed, but when are people going to realize that the “do you know who I am?” line or “You can’t arrest me because I play for …” doesn’t work?

Boyett is currently on the reserve/non-football injury list and will miss the first six games. It’s a sad day when a 23-year-old can’t handle his booze.