McKelvin fined for disrupting flight


Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin was named the AFC special-teams player of the week, and he’ll receive the sheet of paper that goes along with it.

On Tuesday, McKelvin received a very different sheet of paper.

According to WIVB-TV, McKelvin was fined for disrupting a flight from New York to Buffalo.  Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority spokesman Doug Hartmayer told WIVB that McKelvin refused repeated requests to turn off his phone and to place his baggage in the overheard compartment.  Hartmayer also said there was an “incident” with the flight crew.

Though McKelvin was neither arrested nor detained, NFTA Police fined McKelvin $75 for interfering with a flight crew.  Hartmayer said that McKelvin does not intend to contest the charges.

“I’m going to pay my fine and be on my ‘Ps’ and ‘Qs’ from now on,” McKelvin said, according to Hartmayer.

It’s possible that the incident could trigger a review under the league’s personal conduct policy.  We’ve asked the league that question.

18 responses to “McKelvin fined for disrupting flight

  1. jpaq68 says: Nov 21, 2012 7:11 PM

    You’d be upset if you had to go to Buffalo too.

    Why is there always one of you morons that talks trash about Buffalo? If you have ever been to Buffalo, which because of the trash talking I’m assuming you have not. If you did, you would know that the City of Buffalo is one of the greatest places to grow up and live. My family’s roots are extremely deep here in Western, NY. Buffalo is a City full of hard working people who have close knit loving families. They are also a City that through good and bad loves their Football team. Nobody circles the wagons like the Buffalo Bills! Buffalo is a great example of a true American City.

  2. A review under the personal conduct policy? I’ve had speeding tickets for more than that I think mckelvin will be just fine

  3. this week my daughter, 22 year old new mother, was pulled over in Buffalo for having tinted windows in the back doors only. they impounded the car, made her walk home, gave her a 100+ dollar ticket, made her take a dy off work to take care of all this crap, me being employed to drive her all over town, the DMV, impound lot(twice), and city hall. altogether it cost in excess of $800, which she could surely have used for the baby. the kicker? she bought the car from the dealer that way. no one was endangered(except her) yet Mc Kelvin gets a $75 fine for a federal offense. I dont understand this country anymore. she was pulled over a year ago by the ny state police, and they thought the tint was fine. more thieves in government than prison now-a-days.

  4. Honestly .. turning off your cell phone on a flight is the biggest crock of bullsh*t .. if cell phones actually had any chance of interfering with the safety of the plane I would hope they would collect them before the plane takes off

  5. the person who wrote their daughters car was impounded for tinted windows is lieing. They DO NOT impound cars in buffalo for that she was either driving with a suspended license or driving without insurance. Also on your 1st window tint infraction you are given a very small window of time to have the tint immediately removed

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