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The costliest Jets chant ever

Can you be arrested for being annoying?

That’s the question a few readers are asking after watching the video below. In it, a man appears to be arrested for chanting “Jets, Jets, Jets …” over and over to the delight of the San Diego faithful.

We say appear because a camera capturing the event cuts out somewhere between the chant, and the actual arrest. (The man doesn’t go down without a fight.)  Without that missing footage, we can’t really know what happened. 

The other fans nearby are convinced the guy did nothing wrong, then proceed to verbally abuse the police until one is taken away.  (Language NSFW).  Good times.

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191 Responses to “The costliest Jets chant ever”
  1. Phyxsius says: Jan 18, 2010 3:58 PM

    Stay classy San Diego

  2. Roboto says: Jan 18, 2010 3:59 PM

    If people could be thrown in jail for being annoying, 2/3 of the posters on this board would be in the slammer right now.

  3. Mike Quick says: Jan 18, 2010 4:00 PM

    Im surprised there were that many Chargers fans there. Usually isnt the stadium usually sold out because of the visiting team?

  4. Jose Reyes says: Jan 18, 2010 4:01 PM

    Dirty dirty Jets fans.

  5. stevemcguigan says: Jan 18, 2010 4:02 PM

    CLASSLESS PHILLY SCUMB…oh wait.

  6. bspurloc says: Jan 18, 2010 4:02 PM

    Maybe they thought he was saying lets go M E T S….
    which would be an arrestable offense in any stadium.

  7. AlanSaysYo says: Jan 18, 2010 4:03 PM

    I endorse the movement to arrest Jets fans and hope this trend continues. I will write my congressperson.

  8. The Centurion says: Jan 18, 2010 4:04 PM

    In case no one has ever noticed Chargers Players and Fans have always been the whiniest and sorriest losers in the game, go figure.

  9. KrazyTrumpeter05 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:05 PM

    So…if nearby fans of the CHARGERS are sticking up for the guy, you have to wonder wtf the police are taking him away for. Man, sometimes the police really do deserve a lot of shit people give them, Christ.

  10. gyldenlove says: Jan 18, 2010 4:05 PM

    Holy crap, that is the donut patrol there. Maybe they got wind that the guy was harboring a dozen assorted krispy kreems.
    All that is missing from that clip are the cries of “Don’t tase me bro!”

  11. Bigbluefan says: Jan 18, 2010 4:06 PM

    Wow and everyone thought it was tough to cheer for the other team in Filthy
    They should have locked up LT and Rivers for sucking
    You know he did not do anything when the charger fans are defending him
    Of course he will get charged with fighting the cops so he is screwed no matter what

  12. ClevJimbo says: Jan 18, 2010 4:06 PM

    As someone who goes to a few ‘away’ games a year I can say that it’s just an idiotic thing to do to taunt the home fans.

  13. Hap says: Jan 18, 2010 4:07 PM

    “A-r-r-e-s-t, arrest, arrest, arrest !”
    I have no idea if this guy did anything or not but he was resisting.

  14. dagodfather says: Jan 18, 2010 4:07 PM

    WOW!!! I wonder what happened when the camera went off? Looks like from the witnesses that that guy didn’ t do anything.

  15. Tebow's a Douche says: Jan 18, 2010 4:07 PM

    Police-state, USA.

  16. bigbillnocmd says: Jan 18, 2010 4:07 PM

    Only in America! Disgraceful! I’m emberassed to be an american today because of this shit!!
    SHAME ON YOU SDPD!
    The Badge doesn’t give you the right to be an asshole!!!
    Chargers should have taken care of their business and you wouldn’t have a FAN rooting for his team!!!
    HAIL SUCKA!

  17. Hap says: Jan 18, 2010 4:09 PM

    How about drunk in public ?

  18. Pack_Attack says: Jan 18, 2010 4:09 PM

    I never would have made it through a Packer Bear game in Soldier field. I go every year.
    Hard to see with Joey-Bagga-donuts in the way too.

  19. MasterShake says: Jan 18, 2010 4:10 PM

    “let’s go talk outside” Um, we’re they not outside already? Not shocked though, the “authority” in Cali believes you should shoot somebody in the back on BART!

  20. brownsfn says: Jan 18, 2010 4:10 PM

    scumbag cops abusing their power!!! thats all that is

  21. Akshun says: Jan 18, 2010 4:11 PM

    Cops are overrated

  22. ar1888 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:12 PM

    If that guy went to jail for chanting Jets, the Indianapolis police were really slacking in their duties on Saturday night.

  23. JetsFan56 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:12 PM

    Its a shame that Sandiego Finest has to act tough with a New York Jet Fan. If you really call yourself cops then workthe mean the meanstreets of Harlem and not the Beach. Its incredible, all of those wannabes need to be suspended with out pay.

  24. birdmancometh says: Jan 18, 2010 4:12 PM

    Comment of the year from Roboto…
    I understand stevemcguigan, it just kind of comes natural to most people. Shouldn’t this somehow be McNabbs fault? In light of this development, we also need to fire Andy Reid. He has a history of causing problems between fans in AFC playoff games…

  25. hotchick says: Jan 18, 2010 4:14 PM

    There has to be more to it. Like what occurred before the video started?
    I mean that in a HOPEFULLY there is more to it.
    Do we really want a world where people are arrested for annoying the fans of the losing team?

  26. drbob1117 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:15 PM

    Isn’t this the same police force that shot that guy that used to play for the Chargers in front of his own house? That said, there’s no point resisting, they’ll just make up a new charge ( see how they arrested the guy at the end just for disagreeing with them) , and judges have become part of the prosecution; the only thing they understand is when they get sued and a jury comes back with a big money verdict like that guy on the Chargers got, I believe they settled that one befiore it even went to trial.

  27. wwwmattcom says: Jan 18, 2010 4:15 PM

    I appreciate that Anchorman comment. Sounds like proper treatment in Whales Vagina.

  28. nycapital says: Jan 18, 2010 4:15 PM

    notice the cop on the left trying to get head from the guy…lol

  29. DaDawg26 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:16 PM

    Imagine what would have happened to a Who Gay fan??? Likely murdered in the streets of San Francisco, I mean San Diego.

  30. The Centurion says: Jan 18, 2010 4:16 PM

    This is a serious breach of a mans right to watch his team. If the video leaves anything to be wondered about what he did the Chargers fan take care of any of that by defending the man. Why the hell is that fat cop even allowed to be a cop? Dont we have standards, like must be able to walk. Lets hope someone gets canned over this one.

  31. Devils Advocate says: Jan 18, 2010 4:16 PM

    wow –
    i went to a Chargers game last year and most of the people were pretty classy. but you know football stadiums it only takes one a-hole to ruin your day. that being said there were a lot of Charger fans that showed little to no class. Now that being said I have been to see the Eagles in Philly, the Jets in New York and the Pats @ the Razor and to tell you the truth there are a lot of rude obnoxious people everywhere.
    this poor Jets fan – looks like he did nothing – if so he should sue the pants of those cops who looked pathetic.

  32. Cleg says: Jan 18, 2010 4:16 PM

    Wow. Even the SD fans were saying he didnt do anything. If that happened here with the dirtballs that go the the Eagle games they would have cheered, lied and thrown batteries at the guys as he was being dragged out.

  33. FunkFootball.Blogspot.com says: Jan 18, 2010 4:16 PM

    But guys, the SDPD were the heros in “Paranormal Activity,” without them we wouldn’t have had the movie. Remember?

  34. DFWXpress says: Jan 18, 2010 4:18 PM

    Who’s the suits that show up around 2:11 ? Part of Goodell’s army?
    I hope both of these guys get their day in court and this is Exhibt A.
    My favorite line: “I’m not allowed to talk to you?”
    Great way to treat the fans, no wonder San Diego can’t sell out.

  35. Nuckinfutz says: Jan 18, 2010 4:18 PM

    Jets fans……Philly fans…..same difference.
    What is it about the color green that brings out the worst in people???

  36. FinFan says: Jan 18, 2010 4:21 PM

    Good all JETS fans should be arrested.
    I noticed the wife took down a witnesses phone number

  37. smiley says: Jan 18, 2010 4:23 PM

    That’s why I don’t bother going to games aymore…if it’s not some asshole behind ya’, it’s Barney Fife with a weapon. Shouldn’t the test to become a cop be a little more difficult?

  38. st.michael says: Jan 18, 2010 4:24 PM

    You guys bashing the cops are all morons.

  39. bleedsoe9mm says: Jan 18, 2010 4:26 PM

    chase that ambulance florio ?

  40. BoneCrusher says: Jan 18, 2010 4:26 PM

    Don’t Taz me bro!!!!!!!
    Where is Johnnie Cochran when you need him!

  41. rockotica says: Jan 18, 2010 4:26 PM

    typical cops; clueless, devoid of logic, over aggressive.

  42. orangeandbrown85 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:28 PM

    Hap has a good point-what about drunk in public?
    However, from what I see, while this guy was definitely a bit out of line chanting like that in an away stadium, he didn’t seem to be aggravating anyone. He should have just gone quietly and sued the police dept.
    As for Bigbillnocmd-if a few cops who may or may not be out of line makes you ashamed of America, I really hope you move the hell out and go to somewhere like Burma, Saudi Arabia, or any other place where they’ll show you what real lack of freedom and police brutality is. While it may appear these cops were out of line we really don’t have quite all of the info, do we? Doucebag.

  43. Bearfan54 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:28 PM

    This is just sign of things to come peolple. Wake up. Our freedoms are being taken away slowly sometimes quickly. Pretty soon they will be rounding all of us up.

  44. GhostofFlorioPast says: Jan 18, 2010 4:29 PM

    At least they were’t chanting “Show us your tits!”

  45. PhillyChris says: Jan 18, 2010 4:29 PM

    Arrested in San Diego
    I too was arrested at the Eagles – Chargers game in San Diego for rooting on my team. I was sprayed with pepper spray and pushed down the steps of the upper deck.
    The next day, countless strangers approched me to affirm what i already felt, i was fully Compliant with the officiers.
    FYI, to this day, no charges were filed against me, which makes it even worse
    Worst Stadium Security i’ve ever encounterd.
    GO JETS!!

  46. Abe Froeman says: Jan 18, 2010 4:30 PM

    I like to be a person who supports police because of the important role they play and because of the inherent dangerousness of the job, but god damn do they make it hard sometimes.
    And the worst part is because of the strength of police unions the shitty cops usually just get a little wrist slap and that’s that.
    That video gets my blood boiling.

  47. Maximus15 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:31 PM

    The police do have the authority to arrest him if they asked him to stop before the arrest. His actions could certainly be interpreted as trying to start a fight. Speech can be restrained if it is likely to cause imminent lawless action (e.g. start a fight in the stands). The guy was trying to be a dick to the Chargers fans, some drunk probably would have gotten pissed and punched him, and next thing you know you have a fight in the stands. The police had the right to stop things before they got out of control. Everyone here knows that if the cops didn’t step in and a fight ensued, you would all bitch about why someone didn’t throw him out before hand.

  48. CanadianVikingFan says: Jan 18, 2010 4:31 PM

    As Florio will attest to, because it is missing that vital point at which the Police arrive to where the Video starts up again. So really we have no idea what he did or did not do, and them saying he didn’t do anything doesn’t mean he didn’t and the fact he is resisting only makes it worse for him. If he didn’t do anything he would have a better chance if he filed a lawsuit against them if he hadn’t resisted. The fact he did really puts a damper in his defence. The best thing anyone of you can do is follow their orders, don’t fight back until in court.

  49. ebr362 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:31 PM

    Jet fans are notorious for taunting away team fans and when they have had enough and taunt back they get the police to remove the fan for being rowdy. That is from a season ticketholder I know and they do it on purpose.
    Jet fans are so classy the stadium wouldn’t serve alcohol at their last home game because it was at night, now thats a classy bunch!

  50. crimsonking52 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:31 PM

    One thing never changes and that is the Pigs

  51. BvHawkeye says: Jan 18, 2010 4:32 PM

    It was obviously a public intoxication charge. Oh yea, those police were really aggressive with him weren’t they? If he didn’t do anything wrong then why is he resisting? Because he’s a drunk idiot, that’s why. I love the idiot crying about his “taxpayer”dollars paying the cops. He probably pays about 7 cents a year of each of those guys salaries, so all police should kiss his butt every chance they get huh?

  52. MkePackFan says: Jan 18, 2010 4:32 PM

    Well, in defense of the police, I’ll say this.
    We don’t know what he said between the JETS chant and when officers arrive…for all we know, he said something to some fan w/ a family that he shouldn’t have, the fan complained to police.
    Perhaps the police asked him to leave and when he didn’t, they arrested him.
    We won’t know the full story, but that guy certainly didn’t make it easy on the officers trying to put cuffs on him.
    So for everyone overreacting, we don’t know the full story.

  53. Agamemnon says: Jan 18, 2010 4:33 PM

    Okay, perhaps the police did over-react, but I think without the intervening footage, we really cannot make a good judgement one way or the other.
    Something tells me those who are reacting so negatively against this police action already had a highly negative opinion of police authority.
    But that is just a guess…

  54. JJCheesehead says: Jan 18, 2010 4:34 PM

    if you want to see some real cops in action, just search ‘police brutality’ on youtube and sit back and enjoy…..exactly why i will be the most difficult i can within the law when being confronted by ‘police’ when i know i have done nothing wrong.

  55. sdot says: Jan 18, 2010 4:34 PM

    Standard cop procedure. Meanwhile, 8 other people got raped, stabbed, and robbed.

  56. Maximus15 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:34 PM

    The fact of the matter is that as soon as security asks the guy to leave and he refuses, he can be arrested for trespassing. A ticket to an even only gives you a license which can be revoked at any time and for any reason. If security told him to leave and he says no, the next step is to bring in the cops.

  57. RaiderClay says: Jan 18, 2010 4:34 PM

    GIve a guy a badge and 99 times out of 100 they go on a massive power trip. Big Pension and a big attitude -

  58. Indyeagle says: Jan 18, 2010 4:36 PM

    HAP,
    The stadium in San Diego is paid for with public money, however, the game is considered a “private” event. Therefore, according to California law, he can not be charged with Public Drunkeness. There was a ruling on this in Sacramento a few years back.

  59. Anarcho Purplism says: Jan 18, 2010 4:37 PM

    Another one down the memory hole.
    That guy will have fun paying $10,000 in bail, lawyer fees, airline trips for court appearances and etc.
    Couple gems in there:
    -“You have to cooperate.”
    -“I can’t talk to you?” “Not like that you can’t!”
    None dare call it tyranny.
    THANK YOU DESTROYERS! Great use of taxpayer dollars.
    PS- the Jets fan was annoying & a total douche. Thanks for enabling the stereotype of a typical low-class Jets fan.
    PS2- Who called the cops? When are Americans going to realize that is absolutely the pettiest thing you can freaking do. “He bugs me, therefore I will sick Nazi’s on him.” What a low-class SOB.
    I’d love to see the missing part of that tape.
    Did you see his girlfriend get the name/number of a witness? Maybe the Jets moron can get some SD taxpayer money too because the cops are morons.
    God bless America?

  60. madsqgrdn says: Jan 18, 2010 4:38 PM

    wow thats pathetic! as a Jet fan I see a bunch of away jerks at games all of the time…they paid thier ticket they can yell all they want…God almighty..san diego sucks huh. I hope he uses that recording to sue the state they could have broken his arm .

  61. GoBears84 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:38 PM

    lawsuit.

  62. SBS0311 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:39 PM

    The guy shouldn’t have resisted because all bets are off when you do that. When you resist arrest at all, officers are going to get A LOT of latitude. In this situation, it was unfortunate.
    Those officers all seemed to be on ego-trips. Gives good cops bad names, and I’ve worked with a lot of good police officers.
    Unfortunate situation.

  63. Stampede City says: Jan 18, 2010 4:39 PM

    I’m a Bills fan
    i’d be thrown out of that stadium in 2 seconds…

  64. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Jan 18, 2010 4:39 PM

    somebody ought to arrest Florio

  65. The Centurion says: Jan 18, 2010 4:40 PM

    Were going to need our PFT legal analyst Mike Florio to weigh in on this one.

  66. KolbMcCoy2010 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:41 PM

    He can use the proceeds from a settlement with San Diego PD to buy a PSL.

  67. 123456 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:42 PM

    ebr362, go cry in your chowda.
    Jets fans arent notorious for any of the crap you just mentioned.
    You’re a season ticket holder to what? Gillette?
    You sound like every other bitch ass Pats fan. Shouldn’t you be checking the calender to see when pitchers and catchers are reporting?

  68. mrzazz41387 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:42 PM

    “attica, attica, attica.”

  69. recent says: Jan 18, 2010 4:42 PM

    I feel for the guy at the end trying to stick up for him, and gets taken outside (and misses a playoff game he paid to see) just because he’s trying to do the right thing and explain what happened in a peaceful manner.
    I’ve seen people throw punches at a Lions game without security even coming over to see what happened (but it’s the Lions, so it was more entertaining than the game anyway).

  70. Professor says: Jan 18, 2010 4:44 PM

    San Diego is spanish for “whale’s vagina.”
    Looks like the San Diego PD is the vagina.

  71. Howie Handles says: Jan 18, 2010 4:45 PM

    “Don’t Taz me bro!!!!!!!
    Where is Johnnie Cochran when you need him!”
    ____
    Johnnie’s not going to be of much help, he’s dead.
    The guy was obnoxious, but if they’re arresting obnoxious people at sporting events, there will be more people on the field than watching it.

  72. mrzazz41387 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:45 PM

    What’s with cops from Cali, always beating up someone.

  73. CT Pats Fan says: Jan 18, 2010 4:46 PM

    The Police are in an impossible position here – they are charged with keeping the peace in a crowded stadium and this guy clearly wasn’t a part of “the peace”.
    The last guy on the tape who was walked away did the smart thing – walk out with the Officer, calm down, go back to his seat (I’m assuming)

  74. Occam says: Jan 18, 2010 4:46 PM

    “This is a serious breach of a mans right to watch his team.”
    Ahh, the little known Eleventh Amendment.

  75. the real deal says: Jan 18, 2010 4:46 PM

    This is the pure reason I hate the police!!!
    ALSO I hope all posters take note that the odds are since the recession started all you states and counties speeding tickets and violations have all gone up if not sky rocketed!
    These so called people (police) who claim to be there to help the community have increased the amount of tickets going out during the recession to pay for their office! Not considering the fact you are probably out of work and these tickets may cost you your rent!
    They do not care less about people!
    So to the police I send you a Bum Phillips style two finger salute!

  76. Lex Luger says: Jan 18, 2010 4:47 PM

    Where is Ronnie Woo Woo when you need him.

  77. RaiderClay says: Jan 18, 2010 4:47 PM

    send emails to citizensreviewboard@sandiego.gov
    let em know what you think of their policing…
    If they’ll arrest visiting fans for chanting, then ticketmaster, stubhub and other ticket outlets shoudl post this warning – i’d be pissed if i travelled from Jersey for the game only to get thrown out for chanting J-E-T-S… what a joke.

  78. TFBuckFutter says: Jan 18, 2010 4:47 PM

    They should be happy.
    If it wasn’t for that guy, the game probably would have been blacked out locally.

  79. kws767 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:48 PM

    I’m all for rooting for your team, whether at home or on the road. However, I think it is ridiculous to constantly chant JETS-JETS-JETS over and over when people all around you are trying to watch the game and have a good time. Those tickets cost too much for your day to be ruined by a jackass like him. He got what he deserved IMHO.

  80. Patriots51 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:48 PM

    Do you think Fireman Ed had him arrested on copyright infringement? i thought he owned all rights to jets chants

  81. Setobakura says: Jan 18, 2010 4:48 PM

    Being a season ticket holder for the Eagles, ive seen this same thing happen right in front of me (woman wearing giants gear picking fights with everyone and using foul language) so allow me some insight…
    Everyone around this guy is saying he did nothing wrong. This may be true, but won’t stop someone a few rows away, or maybe in the next section over, to tell security that someone is causing a disturbance. Security will then come over and tell the person to chill out, if they listen, the security will leave, if not, more security will come over, including cops.
    The incident at the Linc I witnessed had the same things happen. First a female usher asked the woman to calm down, after she refused, two male ushers came over, after she refused again, cops came….

  82. dogma1 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:49 PM

    hahahha, San Diego is a joke.

  83. mcarey032 says: Jan 18, 2010 4:49 PM

    It was like the Zapruder film. You will never know who the instigator was! Who knows what he did, but I doubt that the police would come down and arrest a guy for just chanting JETS, JETS, JETS!

  84. kazkal says: Jan 18, 2010 4:53 PM

    —As someone who goes to a few ‘away’ games a year I can say that it’s just an idiotic thing to do to taunt the home fans. —-
    How so the guy was rooting for his team,even Charger fans stuck up for him because he was doing nothing wrong beside supporting his team…Do steeler fans get arrested in Cleveland when they twirl their towels?

  85. jfg says: Jan 18, 2010 4:53 PM

    The guy was drunk–he was trying to start something with the people around him, too, it looks like–taunting, etc. You can also see the cops tell one guy that the man was drunk, to which the guy replies, “yes, he is.” Having been next to obnoxious drunks at events before, I bet there were more people glad to see him go then there were harassing the cops. Yeah, this is a free country, and you got “rights,” but they don’t include being a jerk or ruining other people’s game experiences.
    What they need at games are alcohol-free zones–then all the drunks can sit by themselves and just piss each other off instead of pissing off people who came to enjoy a football game and not have to listen to drunks.

  86. Bart says: Jan 18, 2010 4:56 PM

    If the guy was doing something more obnoxious or obscene when the video was off don’t you think those around him would’ve been cheering when he is being cuffed and taken away?
    I know in Seattle when our fans or opposing fans that are being f-tards are being escorted out people cheer quite loudly..
    You can do what you want in an opposing team stadium as long as you are not threatening someone, swearing or doing anything obscene(see the fan code of conduct put out by the NFL).
    The only thing that maybe contstrued as wrong was taunting and for that he probably would’ve received an ass beating on the way out of the stadium instead of being thrown out of the game. Arrest or emergency dental or surgery? Take your pick.

  87. Route36West says: Jan 18, 2010 4:58 PM

    If this was an Eagles game thier would be 200 comments talking shlt about Philadelphia. 15o+ of those comments would be by people who have never been there.
    Cops are idiots everywhere they act like thier better then you or like their tough or something. When really no one is intimated by them its just we all know how sensitive they are so we dont argue back with them, because we all know they are on a 24/7 menstral cycle and will try to arrest you for nothing just like they did to the Jets fan and the guy sticking up for him.
    Their are alot of good cops out there but thier are just as many entitled egomaniac cops too. They all want respect for what they do but alot of them dont deserve it. You get respect by giving respect which they cleary dont understand.
    Its funny they all think they should get special treatment b/c how dangerous their jobs are but have you ever seen how they treat veterans? They will treat people who just came back from a tour in Iraq who was in constant danger of being shot or blown up like they are below them. When in all reality they are really the ones who Serve and Protect this country. Cops might take an oath to do it but for the most part they dont. Most of the time the only things cops do is stroke their own egos by writing tickets, forcing people to do what they and locking people up for doing nothing wrong.
    I think every cop should have to do a year in the military before they can patrol our streets. That way they can real see what its like to Serve and Protect their country.

  88. TommYD says: Jan 18, 2010 5:00 PM

    Don’t be obnoxious in another team’s stadium. He’s lucky he didn’t leave in an ambulance rather than a cop car. Support your team and cheer when appropriate — but don’t try to piss off the home crowd — he knew what he was doing and got exactly what he deserved.

  89. Opie says: Jan 18, 2010 5:01 PM

    @ DFWxpress: The ‘suits’ is what I’m talking about!?! Men in Black just all of a sudden show up like they’ve had those seats the whole time!
    I’ve watched it twice and “poof!” there they are. One second earlier – no suits – one second later “poof…”
    @stevemcguigan says:
    “CLASSLESS PHILLY SCUMB…oh wait.”
    you trying to run up the score on Philly fans?!? Hillarious and I’m a Philly fan!

  90. Patrian says: Jan 18, 2010 5:04 PM

    Don’t you love the last cop…
    Typical power hungry US Cops…

  91. bustabloodvessel says: Jan 18, 2010 5:11 PM

    To all the people blaming the cops, STFU!!!!!!!! I guess you don’t realize it takes just ONE person to complain, then the police MUST speak to the person. After that, it depends on the person. If he is polite, nothing will happen. If not, this is what happens. Police men and women go to work every day and put their lives on the line for YOUR safety, and the reward they get is to be spit on and cursed by the public for making them follow the law. I’m sure you have all called a cop a horrible name because you got a speeding ticket. Yes, there are some dirty cops, but most are honest men and women trying to support families. Most of you have no clue what it takes to be a cop, so lay off the cops and worry about the Chargers fan who complained in the first place. If the Chargers had won, the Jets fan would probably had soda, popcorn and insults to him and his favorite team thrown at him the entire way to the car.

  92. tacious says: Jan 18, 2010 5:11 PM

    So typical… I lived in SD for 5 years and the type of behavior displayed by the police officer was pretty much what I would expect…
    I know we can’t see a vital part of the situation on camera, but when you have a majority of SD fans surrounding him, all stating that he did absolutely nothing, I would like to think he probably didn’t do anything.

  93. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:12 PM

    “What is it about the color green that brings out the worst in people???”
    It’s the color of jealousy.
    The guy was taken away because he was engaging in disorderly conduct and attempting to incite a riot. Probably removed for his own good as much as for the good of everyone around him. And he was obviously resisting arrest.
    What you probably don’t see is cops telling to stop being an asshole and to sit down and STFU. After that they likely told him to leave and he refused. Buying a ticket does not entitle you to be a public asshole and jack with the people around you.

  94. tatum32 says: Jan 18, 2010 5:14 PM

    Im surprised there were that many Chargers fans there. Usually isnt the stadium usually sold out because of the visiting team?”
    Only when the Raiders play – and Jet fans very similar in intensity.

  95. Raydahz says: Jan 18, 2010 5:17 PM

    It took way to long for the cop to get the cuffs on that guy. Someone needs to go back to basic training.

  96. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:18 PM

    “Do we really want a world where people are arrested for annoying the fans of the losing team?”
    Only when it gets to the point where it’s likely to create a dangerous situation for peaceful patrons.

  97. Deb says: Jan 18, 2010 5:19 PM

    Jets Dude was obnoxious–but that’s not illegal! He didn’t DO anything! I appreciate when cops do their duty. Don’t appreciate when they play Storm Troopers.
    Cheers to Charger Fans for defending Jets Dude’s right to cheer against them–some apparently were even giving his wife/girl their contact info. And one got escorted off himself!
    Best line on the tape: Jets Dude shouting “Attica!!” as they hauled him away. Hysterical!!

  98. Akshun says: Jan 18, 2010 5:21 PM

    Vox you sound like Keith Brooking.. go down to McDonald’s and get you a wha-burger and some french cries . How about a whine-eken

  99. bigbolt says: Jan 18, 2010 5:22 PM

    If the cops didn’t drag that guy out of there somebody would’ve KO’d his ass before the end of the game. You can bet on it. I’m a Bolts season ticketholder, and though SD gets this rap for being “fair weather” and “soft” I see obnoxious dudes like that get KO’d all the time (the most obnoxious fan bases at Bolts games over the years are the Raiders, Jets, and Eagles without a doubt). There are a lot of straight up thugs in the crowd at Charger games. Believe me. Especially when the Chargers are playing well on everyone jumps on the bandwagon.
    Ok, back to what really matters….Kaeding and Norv need a one way ticket to the unemployment line!!!!!!

  100. alewatcher says: Jan 18, 2010 5:22 PM

    # MasterShake says: January 18, 2010 4:10 PM
    “let’s go talk outside” Um, we’re they not outside already? Not shocked though, the “authority” in Cali believes you should shoot somebody in the back on BART!
    ——————–
    Only after you’re handcuffed.

  101. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:22 PM

    “The ‘suits’ is what I’m talking about!?! Men in Black just all of a sudden show up like they’ve had those seats the whole time!”
    Maybe Dept. of Homeland Security. They’re at every game.

  102. Treezs says: Jan 18, 2010 5:23 PM

    The only people who hate the cops at football games are raging alcoholics.

  103. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:24 PM

    “exactly why i will be the most difficult i can within the law when being confronted by ‘police’ when i know i have done nothing wrong.”
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0mtxXEGE8

  104. TDs says: Jan 18, 2010 5:25 PM

    I can relate – kind of…I got kicked out of a Jacksonville game for cheering for the Colts back in 2003. I wasn’t drunk or obnoxious or even taunting…and I’m a chick! I simply cheered every time the Colts scored…which was kind of a lot that game. I was there with my husband (who is a Jags season tkt holder) and a big group of his friends. Some b*tch sitting behind us told a security guard that I flashed the crowd (they wish!), so they came down and escorted me out in the 3rd quarter. I didn’t put up a fight – it wasn’t worth it. But all the other Jags fans were telling the security people that I didn’t do anything wrong – they don’t care…it just takes one whiny b*tch that’s pissed that their team is losing…
    For the record, the Colts ended up blowing the lead and losing in the 4th quarter…wouldn’t it have been more fun for her to not have me kicked out? HA!!!

  105. The Centurion says: Jan 18, 2010 5:29 PM

    st.michael : Were all morons? Lets be bold here and ponder…..perhaps your the moron. Your probly one of the 350 lb cops in the video though right. Cops should be able to do what ever they want when they choose to do so right moron. The evidence before us says this guy, drunk or not did nothing wrong, Chargers fans wouldnt have been sticking up for a Jets fan much less a stranger had he done something. But were the morons.

  106. Icon says: Jan 18, 2010 5:30 PM

    And there you have it – another fine example why society is in the mess it is today. The guy that had to be handcuffed should have been Tasered 2 or 3 times as he resisted the officer’s commands. Right or wrong, you DO what you’re told by the police & then get legal counsel or represent yourself & your ‘claims’…failing said a person gets the treatment he received. Deserved.
    Oh, and ‘Mr. Announcer’ who was giving a moment by moment “he didn’t do anything” whine, i.e., his ‘opinion’ for all that said is/was worth)? Thanks for your input, now sit down, stop beating your gums and let the police handle it. Your opines any will be considered aft the fact. Enjoy the rest of the game.
    That last guy who was injuring the sensibilities of the bystanders with his vulgar language – yup, he got what he deserved too … an escort outside the stadium.
    Police – more power to em!

  107. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:33 PM

    “The stadium in San Diego is paid for with public money, however, the game is considered a “private” event. Therefore, according to California law, he can not be charged with Public Drunkeness. There was a ruling on this in Sacramento a few years back.”
    How does that relate to their right to kick him out of the stadium?

  108. veistran says: Jan 18, 2010 5:33 PM

    My guess is the stadium has rules regarding standing and such that generally aren’t enforced but were being enforced on him. BS that the rules are being unequally enforced? Yeah probably. Stupid on his part to escalate the situation to the point where regardless of how it started he’s in the wrong? Definitely.

  109. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:34 PM

    “CLASSLESS PHILLY SCUMB…oh wait. ”
    There’s no “B” in “SCUM”.
    He was a classless Cali d-bag. Or classless NY d-bag. Take your pick.

  110. Castro95 says: Jan 18, 2010 5:42 PM

    Who are you going to sue? The state of CA? San Diego? There broke they cant even pay teachers their salary they are going to pay out lawsuits! funny! Cops were on video its no longer their word against the person who got arrested. The video makes them look bad by not answering questions, the reaction of the crowd, and th attitude they showed. Not that they acted inapropriate but when there is a camera you have to have a PR cop.

  111. beretta96 says: Jan 18, 2010 5:42 PM

    Tell me why it took between 4 to 6 cops to arrest one guy who weighed in at what maybe 180#?
    What’s with porky, I’m surprised he could do the stairs. Don’t they have a physical to pass yearly?
    They could claim he was drunk, or inciting a riot, but the fact the CHARGER fans were on his side shows the lack of respect cops have for people and feel they could do as they will.
    Cudos to Charger fans for stepping up and trying to help out another football fan. Too bad the militia….i mean police weren’t as respectful.

  112. RacerX says: Jan 18, 2010 5:43 PM

    There’s finally a relevant legal matter.. something you should comment on, Florio. Why dont you comment on this Mike instead of gameplans and Xs and Ox which are really not your strong suit?
    just wondering.

  113. Dave J says: Jan 18, 2010 5:43 PM

    @Maximus15: Nice argument, but that would be a stretch. He was chanting “Jets” at a Jets-Chargers game, for which he bought a ticket. He had a right to cheer for whomever he wished, so long as his speech was not unduly offensive. The mere fact that it was clearly meant to aggravate Chargers fans would not make it restricted speech – by that logic, visiting fans would rarely be permitted to cheer for their own teams. Your logic could also be extended to non-sporting events; are counter-protesters not allowed to chant because their words could lead to a fight with the initial protesters? No, if this man was only chanting “Jets,” then his speech was protected.
    We also shouldn’t be too judgmental; the editing on this video appears significant. We go from the chanting right to police involvement; who knows what happened. I would not be surprised if the police asked him to quiet down, and he got aggressive in response. I guess time will tell.

  114. KingJoe! says: Jan 18, 2010 5:46 PM

    They should have arrested nate Keading.

  115. HarrisonHits says: Jan 18, 2010 5:50 PM

    Wow how disgusting. SDPD should be ashamed of themselves, but if that was possible they wouldn’t be the fat, donut stuffed slobs we see in the video.
    I was impressed by how much the SD fans were sticking up for the guy. Hopefully he’ll see this video and be able to use it when he goes to court.
    FU SDPD FU

  116. The Centurion says: Jan 18, 2010 5:51 PM

    RaiderClay : Thanks for the link, complaint submited.
    For those that didnt see his post with here it is:
    citizensreviewboard@sandiego.gov

  117. Big Stuff says: Jan 18, 2010 5:52 PM

    You can legally resist an unlawful arrest.

  118. ThanksTed says: Jan 18, 2010 5:54 PM

    Tila Tequila told the cops the guy choked her

  119. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:54 PM

    “Vox you sound like Keith Brooking.. go down to McDonald’s and get you a wha-burger and some french cries . How about a whine-eken”
    Nice whine.

  120. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 5:57 PM

    “Tell me why it took between 4 to 6 cops to arrest one guy who weighed in at what maybe 180#?”
    Because overpowering him with sheer force is preferable to spilling his brain all over the crowd via gunshot or billy club.
    “They could claim he was drunk, or inciting a riot, but the fact the CHARGER fans were on his side shows the lack of respect cops have for people and feel they could do as they will.”
    Cops don’t do their jobs based on public opinion.

  121. Marc F says: Jan 18, 2010 5:59 PM

    At least in Philly, we give ya a reason to arrest us.. What BS. Stadium and concert venues security. wanna be that continually abuse their power cause they think they’re protecting the People!
    those Keystone Kops should be arrested for mouth breathing.

  122. chirpin says: Jan 18, 2010 6:00 PM

    Stadium is garbage, security is trash and so are the bro diegos who can’t even fill the place…

  123. Paul W. says: Jan 18, 2010 6:03 PM

    The New York Jets just sent this guy four tickets front row seats 50 yardline at Lucas Oil Stadium..with airfare paid too….MSNBC report 1/18/2010

  124. The Hormel Row of Fame says: Jan 18, 2010 6:04 PM

    .VoxVeritas says:
    January 18, 2010 5:34 PM
    “CLASSLESS PHILLY SCUMB…oh wait. ”
    There’s no “B” in “SCUM”.
    _________________________________
    I think he was going for the “stop in mid-word effect”. I was confused for a bit there as well.
    Regardless, it’s easy to jump to conclusions based on what was seen on the video. But in the same vein, I couldn’t pick out anyone who was visibly angry of shaken by this guy, but a lot of SD fans who were coming to stick up for him. Seemed a little excessive, though. In the guy’s defense, I am not sure I would want to be cuffed in between the seats… hard plastic seat, beer & soda all over the cement, hands behind your back, and what appeared to be an over-zealous officer trying to get the armbar in. One slip and this guy is eating applesause through a straw for the better part of the next year.

  125. Daryll Hurst says: Jan 18, 2010 6:07 PM

    How many Jets fans shuddered when they went to PFT.com and read costliest as Coslet?

  126. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 6:10 PM

    “@Maximus15: Nice argument, but that would be a stretch. He was chanting “Jets” at a Jets-Chargers game, for which he bought a ticket. He had a right to cheer for whomever he wished, so long as his speech was not unduly offensive.”
    You might want to read up on the laws just a bit. A ticket gives you the right to go into the stadium and watch a game. That’s it. Be an asshole and bugging those around you could buy you a ticket out of the stadium.
    “The mere fact that it was clearly meant to aggravate Chargers fans would not make it restricted speech”
    Speech that has the potential to incite a condition that is dangerous to the general public is never protected speech. You also have to look at the conduct that accompanies the speech. He wasn’t just cheering his team. He had his back to the field and was yelling at other fans. It’s all right there on the video.
    “Your logic could also be extended to non-sporting events; are counter-protesters not allowed to chant because their words could lead to a fight with the initial protesters?”
    No, because peaceful protest is always protected speech. Now if you counter-protest by chanting something along the lines of “ABORTION IS MURDER, YOU ASSHOLE!” then it’s not protected anymore because it becomes inciteful and could create a danger to the general public. This was not a protest.
    Not sure why this is a big deal, the NFL made it clear that they’re going to crack down on fan behavior and try to make gameday a better experience for everyone.
    http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/2009-11-18-1a-cover-nfl-fans_N.htm

  127. danielcp0303 says: Jan 18, 2010 6:11 PM

    Huge huge huge lawsuit

  128. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Jan 18, 2010 6:12 PM

    Police are the first line of defense for the new world order

  129. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 6:16 PM

    “Stadium and concert venues security. wanna be”
    Those are real cops.

  130. J.Cannon says: Jan 18, 2010 6:16 PM

    Now you all know how it feels to be Black.

  131. tj.52 says: Jan 18, 2010 6:17 PM

    TAZE HIM BRO!
    Every Jets fan deserves to be arrested at least once.

  132. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 6:19 PM

    Not hard to spot the people that have been in trouble with the law on this blog. Call Obama, he’ll bail you out.

  133. BurkieInBoston says: Jan 18, 2010 6:22 PM

    That was cool how the guy that was bitching the whole time got taken out at the end. I love how people think they can tarsh talk cops and get away with it. It never seems to work out well for people who trash talk cops.
    “Engage brain before inserting foot while wearing handcuffs.”

  134. jetwooderson says: Jan 18, 2010 6:23 PM

    So all you guys can do is make Jim Rome type comments about this? Police state brutality is ok with you? No wonder this country is going down the toilet. Lazy mental morons don’t even notice tyranny just like noone in that stadium stood up for a citizen brutalized by armed thug cops. NICE…

  135. WashingtonRedstorms says: Jan 18, 2010 6:25 PM

    A poor New York Jet fan being abused.
    If a Charger fan starts chanting “Chargers Chargers” at the Giants Stadium he would of been beaten to death.
    Please. Feeling sorry for Jet fan is like feeling sorry for Eagle fan.
    New Yorkers have no respect of other regions or cities.
    These same New Yorkers would cry foul if anybody disrepected their toliet of a city.
    Please…..

  136. FordPSD60 says: Jan 18, 2010 6:28 PM

    If stadiums sold pot instead of beer ya wouldn’t have these problems!

  137. simonb says: Jan 18, 2010 6:28 PM

    abuse of power.
    we dont know what happened before the arrest b/c camera cut out- but clearly many charger fans were yelling that he did nothing.
    things like this cause loss of faith in police
    sad
    officers lost their true meaning everywhere.
    they are here to protect us, not regulate our actions
    we are not robots

  138. SterilizeTHenry says: Jan 18, 2010 6:31 PM

    This doesn’t surprise me at all. Cops have been doing stuff like this for years. It’s just not always caught on tape. Finding a dirty cop is about as hard as finding a dirty politician.

  139. MIKE B says: Jan 18, 2010 6:42 PM

    I find it totally assinine that this fan was hauled off for supporting his team. he didn’t seem to be annoying anyone . It was probably some tight-ass primadonna that was inconvienenced by this guy. The police department truly over reacted. they ought to find the people that complained and tase them. That poor guy that was defending the JET fan was more then likely taken out a beaten. pure BULLSHIT!!!

  140. fuhgyou says: Jan 18, 2010 6:54 PM

    “What is it about the color green that brings out the worst in people???”
    It’s the color of jealousy.
    Jealous of what, getting beat down by an octogenarian?

  141. NinerNation says: Jan 18, 2010 6:56 PM

    Vox — Love all your posts in this topic, I couldn’t have said it better.

  142. BvHawkeye says: Jan 18, 2010 7:00 PM

    “Huge huge huge lawsuit” for what? Did one of the police officers get hurt?
    Because nothing happened to the drunk idiot. He broke the law, he got arrested, he resisted arrest… he goes to jail. Pretty darn simple.

  143. bustabloodvessel says: Jan 18, 2010 7:01 PM

    The Centurion says:
    January 18, 2010 5:29 PM
    st.michael : Were all morons? Lets be bold here and ponder…..perhaps your the moron. Your probly one of the 350 lb cops in the video though right. Cops should be able to do what ever they want when they choose to do so right moron. The evidence before us says this guy, drunk or not did nothing wrong, Chargers fans wouldnt have been sticking up for a Jets fan much less a stranger had he done something. But were the morons.
    Yep, you are. My four year old son can spell better than you.

  144. damnitall says: Jan 18, 2010 7:03 PM

    @VoxVeritas says: January 18, 2010 5:24 PM
    “exactly why i will be the most difficult i can within the law when being confronted by ‘police’ when i know i have done nothing wrong.”
    OK Vox, easily the funniest video I’ve seen in a while.

  145. oldskool says: Jan 18, 2010 7:07 PM

    Chargers fans are complete cunts when it comes to other teams fans. They will rat you out to the security for swearing. They also have a nice tendency to instigate shit and then try to get you thrown out of their POS stadium when things get heated.

  146. The Centurion says: Jan 18, 2010 7:10 PM

    bustabloodvessel : A name like that and your sticking up for the police. Nice work doush bag

  147. The Centurion says: Jan 18, 2010 7:13 PM

    Yep you are my 4 year old son can spell better than you huh? Nice work home slice. What are the odds that your one of those fat asses trampling on said gentlemens rights? Let me guess your the lard ass sweating like a pig because you had to walk up and down those stairs. Your 4 year old son is doomed because daddys and idiot.

  148. jx4cmario1 says: Jan 18, 2010 7:14 PM

    Hahaha look at the cop stare at the girl’s ass when she bends down to pick up her purse. Good shit.

  149. Dave J says: Jan 18, 2010 7:15 PM

    @VoxVeritas: Nice to see that you’re trying to troll the boards. Sir, you are the one that needs to look up the law. Brandenberg v. Ohio is the controlling case for free speech restrictions based on inflammatory speech, and it holds that speech can be restricted when, “such [speech] is directed to incit[e] or produc[e] imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.” So, the potential that it would result in such action is not sufficient – it must be imminent or likely.
    Your argument is premised on the idea that this man’s actions (assuming that he limited himself to cheering “Jets” repeatedly) were enough to potentially cause unlawful behavior. However, the fact that CHARGERS fans stuck up for him indicates that he wasn’t even obnoxious enough to draw their ire, let alone make lawless action likely to occur.
    I would agree with you if there were violent brawls on most occasions when visiting fans bash the home team (even daring to FACE the fans, as you point out). That would make it likely that this man’s actions would result in such a fight; however, the mere potential is not sufficient. I would also agree with you if he was actually being an obscene asshole, but cheering for his team (even turning to the fans – I mean, team loyalties don’t exist in a vacuum) really doesn’t qualify in light of the setting. Maybe if he was shouting “Jets” while at a quiet movie theater, but not at a sporting event.

  150. MastaFace says: Jan 18, 2010 7:17 PM

    Once the police show up there is no easy way out. Does anyone expect them to just say “Please tone it down Sir” and then leave? When events have escalated to that level he can:
    1)Quietly sit down
    2)Get arrested
    There is no middle ground. And I’m betting that the officers tried the easy route first, to no avail.
    Seriously, does anyone believe this guy was more into the game or getting in other fans’ faces?

  151. This is not news says: Jan 18, 2010 7:18 PM

    What? No taser?

  152. Bigbluefan says: Jan 18, 2010 7:18 PM

    Drunk in public at a NFL game oh my god
    If they locked up every drunk in the stands the place would be close to empty
    The guy should have gone with out a fight now he has his hands full and you know they will charge him with any and everything to cover the fact that he did not do anything

  153. RagnarHater24 says: Jan 18, 2010 7:21 PM

    I smell a huge lawsuit.

  154. ookie says: Jan 18, 2010 7:23 PM

    Exhibit “1,000,000” of why lots of cops suck. Wanna -be tough guys with a badge who abuse their power.
    The good ones are great, the bad ones are really bad.

  155. VikesbyBigsky says: Jan 18, 2010 7:29 PM

    Why are you people shocked by this?
    Welcome to the most Liberal state in the country!
    Got to stop anything that might be bad later, bye bye civil liberties, every day a little more!
    You know what they say, A Liberal is a Liberal until they are smacked in the head with reality!
    God help us all, this is sweeping the country…..

  156. AFWiredawg says: Jan 18, 2010 7:29 PM

    I think it is laughable, that a majority of the folks on here “assume” that the SDPD is jumping on some innocent guy that they just randomly picked out of the crowd. I am not saying they were right or wrong, but I will refrain on making any judgements until I had all the facts. Remember those guys/gals are the same folks that San Diego couldn’t do without, and probably a big reason you can sleep at night…..without a loaded gun under your pillow as you saw logs with one eye open.

  157. the real deal says: Jan 18, 2010 7:32 PM

    This is the pure reason I hate the police!!!
    ALSO I hope all posters take note that the odds are since the recession started all you states and counties speeding tickets and violations have all gone up if not sky rocketed!
    These so called people (police) who claim to be there to help the community have increased the amount of tickets going out during the recession to pay for their office! Not considering the fact you are probably out of work and these tickets may cost you your rent!
    They do not care less about people!
    So to the police I send you a Bum Phillips style two finger salute!

  158. brady sucks says: Jan 18, 2010 7:38 PM

    wow i posted this video in a comment earlier today.
    my comment was not posted and suddenly this was posted. whats it like to have some joe shmo do a better job than you? i should be getting paid. your welcome for getting you 150+ comments douche bags.

  159. slipkid says: Jan 18, 2010 7:40 PM

    then there is the thought that suggests that there is a fine line between cops and crooks.
    and cops are cops because they couldnt make it as crooks!
    or tried to be cops and crooks.
    over in clinton township there was a case where someone passed a drunk mount clemens cop on the road in the weehours one morning. the cop was off duty and on the way home from a cop party and was really lit. the cop got mad and pulled the guy over and called for backup. they beat the guy to death.
    the guy wasnt drunk and wasnt driving erractically.
    then the mount clemens cops lost a lawsuit, got disbanded and the county took over their department.
    /////////////////
    if alll he was doing was cheering for the jets, the cops have no case.
    i dont care for reflexive attacks on or reflexive defenses of the cops.

  160. Eaglestrainingcamp says: Jan 18, 2010 7:43 PM

    Obviously he was annoying several in the crowd or they wouldn’t have cheered when his sorry ass was FINALLY being taken up the steps. And as Attorney Florio can tell you, take the matter up later and not while being placed in handcuffs. The loud mouth with the tough guy F-bombs should have gone next. A shame there were so many witnesses or the Jets fan would have been cuffed and stuffed a lot faster.
    Not over three minutes. And i was hoping for the Jets to win, by the way. All the tough guys out there saying the cops are tough guys but need 90,000 witnesses to talk trash. Yeah, I’m an Eagles fan. Wear your colors but don’t be an ass to our house. I won’t be an ass in yours.

  161. bigbolt says: Jan 18, 2010 7:49 PM

    Lots of Keyboard Warriors on these boards.

  162. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 8:00 PM

    “So all you guys can do is make Jim Rome type comments about this? Police state brutality is ok with you?”
    You really think that was police brutality? That tells me that you’ve never really seen police brutality in your life.

  163. ebr362 says: Jan 18, 2010 8:00 PM

    123456 says:
    January 18, 2010 4:42 PM
    ebr362, go cry in your chowda.
    Jets fans arent notorious for any of the crap you just mentioned.
    You’re a season ticket holder to what? Gillette?
    You sound like every other bitch ass Pats fan. Shouldn’t you be checking the calender to see when pitchers and catchers are reporting?
    Hey 123456,
    What I stated was fact. The taunting part comes from a neighbor that is a season ticket holder and witness’ it at every game and the not serving alcohol to you degenerates was broadcasted on tv and in every local paper. And for the record, the team deserves its due respect for what they are pulling off even though they backed into the playoffs against two teams that pulled their starters. I live in NJ and can’t stand the jets fans, obnoxious blowhards who are going to the superbowl every year they win a game,I wouldn’t piss on them if they were on fire!
    Not a Patriot fan either.

  164. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 8:01 PM

    “Jealous of what”
    I dunno, probably a lot of things.

  165. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 8:05 PM

    “You can legally resist an unlawful arrest.”
    Yeah but your ass is going to be just as kicked as if you were resisting a lawful arrest. I don’t care if you get a cash settlement down the road or not, nothing’s worth eating through a straw for 6 months and having to use a colostomy bag for the rest of your life.

  166. shamemaker says: Jan 18, 2010 8:07 PM

    One New Yorker down, 5,999,999 to go.

  167. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 8:12 PM

    “but clearly many charger fans were yelling that he did nothing.”
    That’s what Californians do whenever the cops come around. All it takes is one complainant to get the cops to go talk to the guy. I seriously doubt that he was taken out just for cheering jets jets jets. Like I said they probably told him to STFU and sit down and he probably gave them some shit about it. There’s a whole lot that you don’t see in that video. jets jets jets to a guy resisting arrest, yeah, like that’s all that happened.

  168. nostreves says: Jan 18, 2010 8:14 PM

    THIS IS WHY I HAVE “ALWAYS” HATED COPS. . .AND THIS IS WHY PEOPLE CALL THEM “PIGS”. . .IF YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN ARRESTED . . .SHUT UP. . .YOU DON’T KNOW .. .SO. . .SHUT UP and stick up for the PIGS until it’s your turn.

  169. .VoxVeritas says: Jan 18, 2010 8:28 PM

    “@VoxVeritas: Nice to see that you’re trying to troll the boards. Sir, you are the one that needs to look up the law. Brandenberg v. Ohio is the controlling case for free speech restrictions based on inflammatory speech, and it holds that speech can be restricted when, “such [speech] is directed to incit[e] or produc[e] imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action.” So, the potential that it would result in such action is not sufficient – it must be imminent or likely.”
    ooh, nice research. Tell me, who decides whether it’s imminent? I’ll wait for you to look it up.
    That’s right, the cop on the scene. He is judge, jury and if need be, executioner. His judgment alone is used to determine if a dire situation is imminent.
    Not sure what your problem is… did you miss the parts where I said:
    “where it’s likely to create a dangerous situation for peaceful patrons.”?
    Again, the fact is that buying a ticket gives you the right to go into the stadium and watch a game and THAT’S IT. It doesn’t give you a right to yell your ass off at other fans.
    “Your argument is premised on the idea that this man’s actions (assuming that he limited himself to cheering “Jets” repeatedly) were enough to potentially cause unlawful behavior. However, the fact that CHARGERS fans stuck up for him”
    Has absolutely nothing to do with it. They could be drunk, could be his friends, could hate the cops, could be his drunk friends that hate the cops. Good luck using the “but this Charger fan said that he didn’t do anything wrong!” defense when he’s caught on video shouting at other fans at the top of his lungs, counselor. I suggest using the Chewbacca defense over that one. If Chewbacca lives on Endor, the Jets fan didn’t do anything wrong. It does not make sense.

  170. Dave J says: Jan 18, 2010 8:56 PM

    Wow, I’m surprised it took you that long to resort to using the “Chewbacca defense” to try to discredit me.
    1.) The police officer’s interpretation is immaterial beyond the arrest; ultimately, it does come down to a judge and perhaps a jury – relying on evidence and testimony, including the two separate fans that indicate their support in the video. (The guy discussing with the police officer and the other guy giving his phone number to the Jets’ fan’s friend/girlfriend/etc., both of whom are Chargers fans sitting in different rows – making it unlikely that they’re friends.)
    2.) Sorry, apparently I missed you saying likely in the first reply. At this point then, it’s just a matter of our interpretation of his speech in the Brandenberg test. Once again, since multiple Chargers fans – those who would have been the people likely to initiate unlawful behavior – indicate their support for the man, rather than their support for the police or even an attempt to hit the Jets fan, the limited (and circumstantial) evidence indicates that his speech would be protected.

  171. 24Seven says: Jan 18, 2010 9:07 PM

    First, I’d like to say that Qualcomm is a complete dump like all the other CA stadiums. Second, the cops there have a very short leash because of a consistent but small contingent of San Diego fans. I would bet this guy didn’t get more than a word or two to the cops before they trounced on him. Like I said, short leash in CA.
    I’ve been to quite a few SD-OAK games and a little under a dozen involving someone other than OAK. I’ve seen a fight in every one of those games. 75% of those fights are started by knucklehead SD fans. When they are playing OAK, the desire to taunt goes up and knucklehead factor goes through the roof on both sides.
    Live games (college or NFL) in the CA are no longer fun. Awful beer and food choices, too many drunks, crowded seats and ridiculous prices. Take the money you would have spent on games and spend it on a home theatre system with HD. I wouldn’t recommend anyone ever take their kids to a football game in this day and age.

  172. 24Seven says: Jan 18, 2010 9:12 PM

    The police officer’s interpretation is immaterial beyond the arrest
    It is not an accident that the cops did not arrest this man. They simply detained him. Thus, no false arrest and no first amendment case.
    At this point then, it’s just a matter of our interpretation of his speech in the Brandenberg test.
    Brandenberg does not apply to a private venue. The Chargers are within their rights to eject anyone that has a deleterious impact on the experience of the other patrons. Thus, they can eject anyone they please if they are causing a disturbance.

  173. polishkingski says: Jan 18, 2010 9:17 PM

    i think that was a disturbing show of police over bearing….however it needs to be said that if this guy had pulled that routine in western ny, boston or the meadowlands it would have been policed by the fans, not the cops.

  174. hizzle1281 says: Jan 18, 2010 10:07 PM

    Comment Abusive and Has Been Removed.

  175. FordPSD60 says: Jan 18, 2010 11:51 PM

    If stadiums sold pot instead of beer ya wouldn’t have these problems!

  176. Laffing Stock says: Jan 19, 2010 2:03 AM

    Next time some dumb cop tells me how policemen are underappreciated and misunderstood, I’ll show him this video, along with the thousands of others online that highlight what a bunch of narcissistic, power-hungry losers these guys are. I’ve never been arrested, but I feel sorry for people who have to deal with these guys.

  177. Roboto says: Jan 19, 2010 5:21 AM

    I take back what I said. Not 2/3 of this board. But, rather, most of you. What a sorry-@$$ thread of misfits.

  178. UckTheFeagles says: Jan 19, 2010 8:01 AM

    The guy is lucky he wasn’t doing this in Philly, he would have had snowballs and batteries flying at him.

  179. Mandingo52 says: Jan 20, 2010 2:00 PM

    WELCOME EVERYONE TO THE TMZ OF SPORTS!!!!!! You the man FLorio

  180. dlmcc0909 says: Jan 21, 2010 1:07 PM

    Reason # 10,000 to not waste your money on tickets to a game when you can just stay home and watch it on your HDTV

  181. The Real Shuxion says: Jan 21, 2010 6:15 PM

    “Can you be arrested for being annoying?”
    If you can I will be in cuffs in no time.

  182. Bills-N-Yankees says: Jan 21, 2010 8:11 PM

    As an NFL season ticket holder I have seen people get removed being fans of either team. In my experience people ask the people to sit down in front of them all the time. What comes next is security tells the people standing to sit down or be removed. When they are drunk and belligerent what usally happens next is getting led out in cuffs for resisting arrest or public intoxication. Whether your a fan of the home team or visitors you have a right to watch your team play, just don’t be a douche bag!!!

  183. OrkneySkullsplitter says: Jan 21, 2010 9:27 PM

    How about giving the cops the benefit of a doubt for a change- maybe the guy started a fight or broke other laws up at the concession stand when he got what was likely his 12th beer.
    I’ve been at Jet game before, minding my own business, when the classy new york fans started hitting me in the head just cause I dared to wear purple and gold.
    So this guy probably got what he deserved. Just like the rest of the jeet fans will this sunday.

  184. OrkneySkullsplitter says: Jan 21, 2010 9:34 PM

    Drunk scum like him belongs in jail. HAHAHAHA.

  185. peterdelaware says: Jan 22, 2010 9:02 AM

    I went to the Buc’s/New Orleans game here in Tampa, thousands of Who Dat’s rubbing it in on each score, waving flags in the Buc’s fans faces. This is part of the game, try being a Raven fan, like I am, in Pittsburgh. Unlike San Diego, they respect the fact that you are a fan, and I saw nothing this guy did that would support his arrest. You expect to be annoyed by the other teams fans at an NFL game, the best way to stop it is to win.

  186. PurpleIsForGays says: Jan 22, 2010 4:53 PM

    Hey Orkney you Jackass, the Charger fans around him were supporting the fact he didn’t do anything. There is your first hint. The one guy even gave his phone number for a witness statement!

  187. last starfighter says: Jan 23, 2010 8:10 AM

    # OrkneySkullsplitter says: January 21, 2010 9:27 PM
    How about giving the cops the benefit of a doubt for a change- maybe the guy started a fight or broke other laws up at the concession stand when he got what was likely his 12th beer.
    I’ve been at Jet game before, minding my own business, when the classy new york fans started hitting me in the head just cause I dared to wear purple and gold.
    So this guy probably got what he deserved. Just like the rest of the jeet fans will this sunday.
    ————————————————————–
    Guess what honorable sir, a friend who had the audacity to wear giants gear to the metrodome was struck in the head by classy minnesotans when he was minding his own business. Don’t pretend like your teams fans sh*t don’t stink.

  188. bustabloodvessel says: Jan 25, 2010 9:42 PM

    Centurion,
    I promise, I have more intelligence than you, your mom, and your dad put together. Just so you know, I am 5’11”, 157lbs, and run 2 miles a day. The name bustabloodvessel comes from a Beatles movie, but because I liked the name doesn’t mean I have to hate all cops. I have been arrested for breaking the law, and still bear no ill will towards the police. He was a guy doing his job. I am not a police officer, my best friend is, and is probably the best guy you will ever meet. My four year old is not doomed, as I said he seems to have more intelligence than you, case in point, it’s spelled D O U C H E. Idiot. You shouldn’t take it personally, some just aren’t the sharpest tools in the shed.

  189. RAVEN MANIAC says: Jan 27, 2010 11:19 PM

    to last starfighter, I guess you give the cops that beat Rodney King the benefit of a doubt as well. there are alot of cops that are Billy Badasses cause they got a badge.

  190. wrekOgnize says: Jan 28, 2010 9:49 AM

    I went to a whitesox game where the two guys behind me were yelling so loud for so long (game delay) that I believe my ears were damaged. I said something to security there, and they didn’t do a thing. I wish they would have treated them like this guy..

  191. burley says: Jan 29, 2010 10:27 AM

    Are any of you tough guys cops???
    Have you been shot at in a dark alley from an average distance of 6 feet??? If you haven’t then don’t comment about bad or abusive cops. Don’t comment about cops that are over zealous. Keep things in balance before they get out of control.
    Thank the cops that keep you safe at night. Thank the cop that protects your loved ones while your at the bar watching the game and getting drunk.
    Unruly behavior is a misdemeaner. Someone called or texted in a complaint. He was asked to cooperate. He chose not to.
    Hence, an arrest.
    End of story tough guys.

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