A fan who ran onto the field during the Pro Bowl in Hawaii last weekend says she avoided jail thanks to the influence of Deion Sanders.
Katrina Torres ran onto the field at Aloha Stadium after the NFC scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter as a tribute to her ailing cousin. Her cousin, Gary, was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident two years ago and can’t talk (you can see him in this video). She says he always wanted to go to the Pro Bowl but never made it, so her actions were a tribute to him.
Torres told KHON that Gary was watching on TV from New Mexico.
“He can’t talk, but he was just smiling a lot and he was just fist pumping. They said as soon as we saw you jump, his face just lit up and he was just fist pumping and stuff so that made it so worth it for me,” Torres said.
Torres had the words “I did it 4 Gary” written across her back, and she says she promised Gary she would do it. She even told her family about her plans, and they were all for it.
Though what Torres did is illegal — she’s been banned from Aloha Stadium for a year — she managed to avoid jail because of Sanders’ influence. Primetime apparently heard the girl’s story and was moved to defend her.
“Deion Sanders came running behind us and he’s like, ‘Hey don’t arrest her. That was really cool. Just don’t arrest her. If you arrest her, I’m gonna bail her right out,’” Torres told KHON.
We definitely have to give Torres some props. She is fast, athletic, and she can jump. Shoot, maybe she should try out for a women’s football league.
Katrina Torres, I do not buy into your story. pic.twitter.com/iDMOGt6YzM
— Aggregate Data (@AggregateData) January 28, 2014
— Allen Deas (@Djdeas) January 28, 2014
H/T Shutdown Corner