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Bills "fan" vandalizes McKelvin's lawn

There’s no denying that the Buffalo Bills have one of the most loyal and knowledgeable NFL fanbases in the country.

But even the best group of supporters has a few lunatics that make sports fans as a whole look bad. 

One of those wackos decided to vandalize Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin’s home by painting the final score of Monday night’s game and obscenity into McKelvin’s lawn.  McKelvin had a costly fumble on a kick return late in Monday night’s game that set up the Patriots for the game-winning score.  The lawns of the rest of the defense were spared.

(Seriously, where does this rage come from regarding sports?  It’s sports! The vitriol inspired by pro teams amazes me, and this is coming from someone obsessed enough to spend the great majority of my hours on Earth covering the minutia of a game.  Soap box rant over.)

The Hamburg, New York police declined to give any more details on their investigation, such as what word was written in to the lawn.

McKelvin believes his short memory will help him get past Monday’s mistake, and presumably the reaction to it.

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78 Responses to “Bills "fan" vandalizes McKelvin's lawn”
  1. Florios'Lawyer says: Sep 15, 2009 8:43 PM

    Code Red!

  2. Wiscdave says: Sep 15, 2009 8:43 PM

    Vitriol–See Packer Fan

  3. Colts18 says: Sep 15, 2009 8:45 PM

    lol

  4. BoltFan17 says: Sep 15, 2009 8:47 PM

    wow I am lost for words

  5. The Wishbone says: Sep 15, 2009 8:49 PM

    Seriously, when will players realize how to close a game out by simply taking a knee? At least the Bill’s loss didn’t affect the spread.

  6. Fike Mlorio says: Sep 15, 2009 8:49 PM

    it was t.o.

  7. darlak says: Sep 15, 2009 8:53 PM

    as a HUGE bills fan…. i totally agree with this idiot…..
    go down McKelvin – you idiot!!!!

  8. Smush Rodrigez says: Sep 15, 2009 8:54 PM

    If this was Philly, there would be 1000 comments about how Philly fans are terrible….
    Throw your stones, but every city has jackasses. And, I will refrain from calling every person in Buffalo a jackass even though the clowns on this site and the media say that about Philly.

  9. bdbills says: Sep 15, 2009 8:54 PM

    I really hate how one “fan” can make all of us BILLS fans look terrible. I hope McKelvin knows that 99% of BILLS fans realize that it’s just a game and will be rooting for him Sunday night.

  10. The Jimmy says: Sep 15, 2009 8:56 PM

    These people aren’t fans. They’re criminals that are looking for an excuse to do something illegal. They’re the same idiots that think if their team wins a championship it gives them free license to loot stores and overturn cars.

  11. Alpheratz says: Sep 15, 2009 8:57 PM

    Seriously, where does this rage come from regarding sports?
    I know, it’s like the special needs gang that infest every Patriots thread shouting “cheaters!”

  12. blackglass says: Sep 15, 2009 8:58 PM

    Stay classy, Buffalo!

  13. Ron In Charlotte says: Sep 15, 2009 9:00 PM

    LOLZ It was definitely TO, he probably did a few situps while the paint dried!

  14. JDinFL says: Sep 15, 2009 9:01 PM

    heh…. McKelvin should be happy he doesn’t play soccer… Donuts on the lawn is much better than a brick to the head…

  15. Backinthesaddle says: Sep 15, 2009 9:06 PM

    Not a whole lot to root for up there in Buffalo. Guy probably had to go home to an ugly 300 lb wife too.

  16. Lumas101 says: Sep 15, 2009 9:09 PM

    I think the “take a knee” argument is too simple and narrow-minded. The Patriots were kicking off with 2:06 left and three time-outs. If McKelvin takes a knee immediately, the Patriots would be able to stop the clock four times against the Bills’ offense. If the team goes three- or four-and-out, they punt back to the Patriots with just under two minutes left, and the Patriots would be at about midfield. That’s still a dangerous position to be in.
    If McKelvin had returned the ball for a touchdown, it’s just about game over. Even a safe return to the Bills’ 40 would put them in position to at least be able to punt the Pats deep.
    Of course McKelvin needs to be able to hold onto the ball, but he was trying to make a play and the Patriots made a better play. I’m glad that he didn’t just sit on it and assume that the game was over with more than two minutes left.
    He played to win the game. It just didn’t quite work out.

  17. leatherneck says: Sep 15, 2009 9:10 PM

    Hopefully the Bills “fan” will enjoy his stay in the clink.

  18. nosferatu says: Sep 15, 2009 9:15 PM

    What a bunch of f’n losers, a couple idiots make an entire fanbase look bad, just like years ago when an idiot Packer fan killed Dan Devine’s dog when he was coach in GB, i’m still ashamed about that as a fan.

  19. LebronJeremy says: Sep 15, 2009 9:17 PM

    Before the Patriots acquired Randy Moss and started dominating other teams, the way they won last night was they way that they won a good portion of their games.
    I don’t believe in fate, but something tells me that if the ball was super-glued to McKelvin’s hands, they would have fallen off. And in that respect, I don’t fault the guy for making a stoopid mistake. Because if that didn’t happen, there likely would have been a clock malfunction that gave the Patriots some extra time to score, like what happened with them in 2005 against the Steelers.
    When the Pats aren’t good, they get lucky, and people need to understand that stuff happens. Otherwise, they’ll lose their minds.

  20. mustbechris says: Sep 15, 2009 9:18 PM

    Imagine if this was in Philly. Skip Bayless would have a field day bitching about it.

  21. darlak says: Sep 15, 2009 9:20 PM

    i agree, he should have come out of the endzone, get the clock past 2 minute warning, but WHY fight for those last few yards????? use your head idiot!!!!
    buffalo 66′ baby!!!!!!!

  22. Jaydub says: Sep 15, 2009 9:22 PM

    Thats f’d up
    They oughta lock this guy in a room with McKelvin for an hour to find out how many times McKelvin can take a knee to this scumbag’s face.

  23. Clark says: Sep 15, 2009 9:29 PM

    Idiots are takeing over. This is really scarry. Morons have always been fun to watch but know they are becoming dangerous. Retards got center stage during the past election claiming”you’re a muslim.” and again during what was suppose to be a town hall debate. Not a WWF grude match. Serously, when did America become so dumb, petty, and ignorant. Child please! Grow the F up and act like a civilized country not a dysfuctional family!

  24. HarrisonHits says: Sep 15, 2009 9:30 PM

    “McKelvin should be happy he doesn’t play soccer… Donuts on the lawn is much better than a brick to the head…”
    Weren’t there some players from one of the South American counties a few years ago that were killed after losing in one of the world cups tourneys ?
    You’re right, vandalizing his yard is pretty lightweight compared to soccer nuts.

  25. BP says: Sep 15, 2009 9:30 PM

    Bills fans are okay. One or two idiots don’t define them.
    Now, stealer fans, are all idiots.
    Why are they all over McKelvin anyway? Yeah, he was an idiot (much like a stealer fan) but even if he took a knee it wasn’t over with 2 minutes left, the warning and 3 Pat’s timeouts. The way the Pat’s D was playing at that point in the game they could have gotten the ball back quickly anyway.

  26. sdanner52 says: Sep 15, 2009 9:31 PM

    has anybody painted jake delhomme s yard yet?

  27. Bob S. says: Sep 15, 2009 9:36 PM

    remember “the wild thing”? mitch williams of the phillies who gave up world series home run to joe carter.
    or in canada manure dumped on field goal kickers lawn
    http://nbcsports.msnbc.com/id/6497392/

  28. Ralphie says: Sep 15, 2009 9:37 PM

    “(Seriously, where does this rage come from regarding sports? It’s sports! The vitriol inspired by pro teams amazes me, and this is coming from someone obsessed enough to spend the great majority of my hours on Earth covering the minutia of a game. Soap box rant over.)”
    _____________________________________
    Jeezuz Rosenthal, did you just crawl out of a cave? this site is an enabler for whack-jobs like that. It’s friggen’ crack cocaine to psychos like gameday and sixburghdude. Those assholes talk up what deviant actions they will perpetrate on your mother, or how they will sexually assault your manhood with extreme prejudice over ones passion for a freakin’ football team!
    Florio loves it!

  29. Stoogie says: Sep 15, 2009 9:40 PM

    “The importance that our society attaches to sport is incredible. After all, is football a game or a religion? The people of this country have allowed sports to get completely out of hand. ”
    – Howard Cosell

  30. hayward giablommi says: Sep 15, 2009 9:40 PM

    McKelvin screwed up, sure, but this is just stupid behavior. Bills fans, quit trying to emulate Steeler fans.
    If you’re going to get this worked up over a week 1 game, then somebody better do a wellness check on Scott Norwood to make sure nobody’s burned his house down or anything.

  31. Abe Froeman says: Sep 15, 2009 9:43 PM

    100% guarantee it was some of his teammates.

  32. stanjam says: Sep 15, 2009 9:45 PM

    First off it should come as no surprise that fans are beginning to take things to this level. Fanatical hatred is becoming a common thread in today’s American society. It is almost even encouraged in our politics even! So many fans have become obsessed with hate, just check out any thread on the forums of the NFL, including here, when the Patriots are the subject. You get tons of people obsessed with hating the Pats, calling them cheaters, or STILL scarily upset about the tuck rule! Can’t be healthy.
    The level of ignorance about the game contributes to this. Too many fans think they know the game, when in fact, they know just enough to be dangerous. This is a prime instance. Taking a knee would not have automatically ended the game. There was over 2 minutes left, and the Patriots had three time outs. The Bills would have had to play for a first down, and the Pats would have been doing the same thing, stripping the ball. Taking a knee was a choice. Had it been the best thing, the coaches would have told him to absolutely take a knee, but they left it up to him, and he is a good kick return man. He didn’t make a mistake, the Pats manhandled him. One player stood him up and started the ball, and another came along and finished the strip. He couldn’t go down, and was holding on for dear life, not much he could do. It wasn’t really his fault, not enough to deserve the kind of hatred the man is getting. The Bills fought a hard game and did a lot better than anyone thought or expected, and they do not deserve this.
    The “fans” might have done their team a disservice here. It has been a losing team for a while. When that happens it becomes easy to give up. When he has to return kicks, that image might just come to mind, and he may subconsciously decide it isn’t worth it to give his all for this team and their fans anymore. What idiots.
    These guys should not be caught by the police and prosecuted. They should be caught and left in the Bills locker room after a nasty defeat so the Bills can take out their frustration. Morons.

  33. Stormcat says: Sep 15, 2009 9:45 PM

    Somebody’s been watching too much “All the Right Moves”. Don’t they ever learn. It didn’t help Stefen Djordjevic get back on the Ampipe team when he did it to Coach Nickerson’s lawn and it’s not going to help the Buffalo fans get a win.
    Don’t you get it Buffalo fans…all of your sports teams are doomed to terrible, unforgivable losses for the rest of time…or until they move to Toronto.

  34. HJC says: Sep 15, 2009 9:49 PM

    Hey. As a steeler fan, I would want mckelvin on our team do if you r going to give him away, we’d take him
    why?
    Because he would be a totally different player as a steeler. First, he would be coached properly (tomlin did wonders for our CBs) Second he would have strong leaders on the locker room like James Harrison and Troy Polamalu and farrior and finally and most importantly, he would have pride and a purpose being a steeler. That means to play as the ultimate teammate for your team and not just be out there for a paycheck. If he was a steeler, his full athletic abilities would be allowed to shine.

  35. CapsLockKey says: Sep 15, 2009 9:49 PM

    At least it’s not an entire city sending some guy in the stands death threats. I’m looking at you Cubs fans.

  36. Bob Nelson says: Sep 15, 2009 9:51 PM

    1) What does this say about his relationship with his neighbors?
    2) Who does he have watch his property when he is out of town?
    3) What kind of neighborhood is this where neighbors don’t help neighbors and drive hooligans off a neighbor’s lawn with a shotgun?
    4) Maybe it was his neighbors.

  37. Bob S. says: Sep 15, 2009 10:01 PM

    stanjam says:
    First off it should come as no surprise that fans are beginning to take things to this level. Fanatical hatred is becoming a common thread in today’s American society.

    has nothing to do with it- it happens all over the world.
    Andrés Escobar Saldarriaga (13 March 1967 – 2 July 1994) was a Colombian international footballer who was shot and killed in Medellín. Some attribute the murder to his own goal in the 1994 FIFA World Cup, costing gambling losses to several powerful drug lords.

  38. Tabemaju says: Sep 15, 2009 10:05 PM

    Philly fans also have this problem… except that fan has access to thousands of fans via a radio broadcast.

  39. PsychoTim says: Sep 15, 2009 10:14 PM

    “Weren’t there some players from one of the South American counties a few years ago that were killed after losing in one of the world cups tourneys ?”
    You’re thinking of Andrés Escobar from Colombia, who was killed after the 1994 World Cup. Some say it was due to his own goal against the U.S.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andr%C3%A9s_Escobar

  40. Bob Nelson is a Whiney Titty Baby says: Sep 15, 2009 10:14 PM

    Bob Nelson, why does everything come down to shotguns with Packer fans?

  41. Bob S. says: Sep 15, 2009 10:15 PM

    breaking news
    buffalo police believe a guy named norwood is a suspect

  42. BP says: Sep 15, 2009 10:16 PM

    HJC says:
    Hey. As a steeler fan, I would want mckelvin on our team do if you r going to give him away, we’d take him
    why?
    Because he would be a totally different player as a steeler. First, he would be coached properly (tomlin did wonders for our CBs) Second he would have strong leaders on the locker room like James Harrison and Troy Polamalu and farrior and finally and most importantly, he would have pride and a purpose being a steeler. That means to play as the ultimate teammate for your team and not just be out there for a paycheck. If he was a steeler, his full athletic abilities would be allowed to shine.
    _____________________________________
    See, all stealer fans are idiots. Toldya.

  43. MitchAlbom'sEars says: Sep 15, 2009 10:24 PM

    I’m more worried about the perpetrator’s kids.
    What happens when they lose their first little league baseball game ?

  44. VAHawkfan says: Sep 15, 2009 10:30 PM

    Went to school in Buffalo and had the misfortune of coming into contact with WAY too many of this type of jerks. McKelvin screwed up, plain and simple. But what about a D that let those stupid drag and quick slant patterns go uncontested ALL night?

  45. Bigbluefan says: Sep 15, 2009 10:37 PM

    It was either TO or a Egurls fan that was upwardly mobil and moved to buff
    The guy tried to hard he was out of gas running on fumes saw the light at the end of the tunnel and dropped the ball

  46. steeler-hater says: Sep 15, 2009 10:42 PM

    Sounds more like the type of thing a Red Sox or Cubs fan would do.
    Maybe this Bills fan is also a BoSox or Cubs fan…

  47. New Calfornia Stadiums says: Sep 15, 2009 10:52 PM

    Where does this rage come from you ask?
    Clearly you have never visited Buffalo. A town so desolate and void of fun that it tried to secede to Canada only to be turned away from our neighbors up north.

  48. Caughtintheact says: Sep 15, 2009 11:02 PM

    I bet it was Kanye West.

  49. darlak says: Sep 15, 2009 11:07 PM

    As a HUGE bills fan, and initially agreeing with the idiot who did this, after reading all your fabulous comments….. i still agree with the idiot…..
    its only grass, next week when his lawn service cuts the grass it will be gone….. lets just hope he doesn’t fumble again……
    is it wrong, sure
    is it fck’n funny as chit…. yes….
    this is a message to all buffalo bills players…. lose another game and your lawn is toast!!!!!

  50. PFTiswhatitis says: Sep 15, 2009 11:12 PM

    Real classy person did this.

  51. Debacled says: Sep 15, 2009 11:18 PM

    @Clark
    “Morons have always been fun to watch but know they are becoming dangerous.”
    That’s the way I feel whenever I wake up each day and realize that the current sitting President is the only sitting President to have ever been endorsed by the Communist Party USA (nope, not conjecture or rumor-mongering, here it is from the CPUSA site: http://www.cpusa.org/article/articleview/975/1/147/).
    Quite frankly, I find it moronic that 67 million voters were duped into Hope and Change, without knowing what these things meant.

  52. Clark says: Sep 15, 2009 11:31 PM

    darlak says:
    “its only grass,”
    No, it’s his grass. His property more like it. This is how it starts. The next nitwit will have to top him. And so on and so on. Next thing you know it will turn violent.

  53. Idaho says: Sep 15, 2009 11:43 PM

    46 posts and not one “The Hamburgler did it” joke?

  54. ThEmADmAN says: Sep 16, 2009 12:05 AM

    why the f cant you rate the comments anymore?

  55. fishfan39 says: Sep 16, 2009 12:20 AM

    When I saw him take the ball out of the endzone I was screaming “No”. There are 2 reasons why attempting to return that kick was stupid. We all saw the first one, but the second is taking the unnecessary risk of a penalty being called against his team ( illegal block to the back comes to mind). Really, how many times have you seen kick returns nullified because of that. Then the offending team usually gets to start out at the 10 yard line. Considering the circumstances it was a stupid play. While McKelvin should have known better (this wasn’t a Pop Warner game that we were watching), let’s not ignore the fact that the play in question can also be attributed to POOR coaching. There is absolutely no way that the coaching staff should have allowed him to do anything BUT take a knee. I find that totally inaccusable!

  56. MasterShake says: Sep 16, 2009 12:35 AM

    I voted to not let seniors have driver’s licenses. This is what you get!
    Levy

  57. Jabberwocky says: Sep 16, 2009 1:12 AM

    “Weren’t there some players from one of the South American counties a few years ago that were killed after losing in one of the world cups tourneys ?”
    HarrisonHits- yep, it was in the ’94 World cup when Argentina lost to the USA 2-1 when he accidently scored a goal against his own team.
    His name was Andres Escobar.
    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=1006042009543

  58. Twiz says: Sep 16, 2009 1:23 AM

    Whoever did it is an idiot, plain and simple. I hope he gets arrested and gets whatever the maximum fine/jail time is allowed by law.
    That being said, one thing to always remember….hind sight is 20/20. The man thought he could do better running the ball out of the end zone, so he went for it. Unless he was specifically told on that particular play to take a knee if the ball went to the zone, he did nothing wrong.
    Coaches tell their return men to use their best judgement when they return a kick, whether it is to take a knee or call for a fair catch. He thought he could do better, he was wrong. Ppl learn from their mistakes which was all this is, a mistake.
    Every team, every game makes mistakes. Some are not as obvious, but they happen. Every time a flag flies, someone made a mistake. To go after one guy is stupidity at best. What about the missed catches? What about the offsides? What about the blown coverage? It all adds up.

  59. craftyveteran says: Sep 16, 2009 1:37 AM

    I guess he wasn’t wearing his Under Armour.

  60. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Sep 16, 2009 1:50 AM

    I’d hate to see what they did to SCOTT NORWOODS house

  61. Barcid says: Sep 16, 2009 2:05 AM

    Bottom line is, the Bills didn’t deserve to win with all those penalties. They should have been up 28-13 in the 3rd quarter, but they somehow found a way to put McKelvin in a position to lose it at the end.
    Yeah, McKelvin lost the game for them, but the offense had several opportunities to put it out of reach.

  62. mnmaverick says: Sep 16, 2009 2:14 AM

    Sports are more important than Politics to most folks.
    But I agree, moral values in this country have gone straight to hell. They call it Liberalism.

  63. Shiju says: Sep 16, 2009 4:06 AM

    screw you all….i live in chicgao…..wait till your basketball team sweeps the 90’s……you guys got nothing on riots and vandalism….
    not football, i know…..point is, larger markets have seen worse…..stop crying buffalo and enjoy the attention while it lasts…..and while T.O. is still there….

  64. DonTerrelli says: Sep 16, 2009 7:29 AM

    Brian Billick’s house was vandalized often in Baltimore when the Ravens lost games.

  65. Ralphie says: Sep 16, 2009 7:49 AM

    steeler-hater says:
    September 15, 2009 10:42 PM
    “Sounds more like the type of thing a Red Sox or Cubs fan would do. Maybe this Bills fan is also a BoSox or Cubs fan…”
    _________________
    Well we know for sure that the perp certainly isn’t a Pirates Fan.
    Those losers don’t have any fans.

  66. Fweezy says: Sep 16, 2009 8:12 AM

    I bet my friend Galdx did this.

  67. CKL says: Sep 16, 2009 8:28 AM

    # The Jimmy says: September 15, 2009 8:56 PM
    These people aren’t fans. They’re criminals that are looking for an excuse to do something illegal. They’re the same idiots that think if their team wins a championship it gives them free license to loot stores and overturn cars.
    ____________________________________
    Best comment yet. Wish I could give it 5/5
    I wish the Bills could send their biggest players to that guy’s job site and cuss him out and eff up his desk whenever he made a mistake.
    Oooohh what a big macho man fan, player screws up in a game and HE’LL show that player what’s what…he’ll go and anonymously trash the guys’ house/yard.
    Disgusting behavior no matter what the city/fanbase. And no, the money players make for playing a game vs what “regular people” make does NOT mean players should put up with that crap. I have actually heard people say that stupidly enough.

  68. eam147 says: Sep 16, 2009 8:29 AM

    How would something like this affect your Children? This is not good.

  69. SteelTown_6 says: Sep 16, 2009 8:44 AM

    “hayward giablommi says: September 15, 2009 9:40 PM
    McKelvin screwed up, sure, but this is just stupid behavior. Bills fans, quit trying to emulate Steeler fans.”
    Also for BP & steeler_hater;
    You know, you three idiots are known for lamenting Steelers fans comments in here, yet you sure seem to always be the ones throwing out the first pitch.
    There is a reason for this; Answer here.
    Time for you friendless clowns to man up. Better still, STFU.

  70. OrtonsNeckBeard says: Sep 16, 2009 8:48 AM

    @ debacled
    keep your politics off my sports website. If u have intelligent SPORTS things to say, great. Otherwise leave the wingnut stuff to foxnews and CNN.

  71. hayward giablommi says: Sep 16, 2009 9:23 AM

    @ SteelTown_6
    Stop vandalizing Tommy Maddox’s house and being classless douchebags and we’ll stop calling you out for it.

  72. bloodystupidjohnson says: Sep 16, 2009 10:22 AM

    Greg, why don’t you ask Florio about the hatred directed toward teams and players. Some of his observations are just dripping with vitroil.

  73. Gregg Rosenthal says: Sep 16, 2009 11:04 AM

    @Ralphie “Jeezuz Rosenthal, did you just crawl out of a cave? this site is an enabler for whack-jobs like that. It’s friggen’ crack cocaine to psychos like gameday and sixburghdude. Those — talk up what deviant actions they will perpetrate on your mother, or how they will sexually assault your manhood with extreme prejudice over ones passion for a freakin’ football team!”
    Florio loves it.

  74. SteelTown_6 says: Sep 16, 2009 11:44 AM

    # hayward giablommi says: September 16, 2009 9:23 AM
    @ SteelTown_6
    Stop vandalizing Tommy Maddox’s house and being classless douchebags and we’ll stop calling you out for it….”
    Look who’s talking.
    What a total chump & loser. Every time you flap your gums, all that comes out is pure garbage.
    Not that anyone expects more out of a rabid Pats fan.

  75. JGGEORGIA says: Sep 16, 2009 11:54 AM

    reminds me of two fans who tried to spray paint reggie white’s house. reggie chased them down and held them until the cops came.

  76. footballnut says: Sep 16, 2009 12:05 PM

    Ahhh, the grass will grow back…as long as they didn’t attack his other ‘grass’ he’ll be fine…
    It’s not like a fumble that Ben Watson had last year where it just fell out of his hands. McKelvin was nailed by Meriweather and he and Woods just kept digging for the ball.
    But honestly there are psychotic idiots in every market.

  77. Leto_II says: Sep 16, 2009 1:01 PM

    If this was Philly, they would have burned his house down.

  78. steeler-hater says: Sep 16, 2009 4:28 PM

    steeler-hater says:
    “Sounds more like the type of thing a Red Sox or Cubs fan would do. Maybe this Bills fan is also a BoSox or Cubs fan…”
    _________________
    Ralphie says:
    Well we know for sure that the perp certainly isn’t a Pirates Fan.
    Those losers don’t have any fans.
    ———————————
    That’s not true. The Pirates do so have fans.
    It’s just that the authorities know none of the Pirates fans could have possibly done this because all 4 Pirate fans happened to be at the mayor of Pittsburgh’s house having a pajama party when this happened…

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