Five arrested, 15 ejected at Monday’s Packers-Lions game

AP

Unlike the Packers defense, the Green Bay cops actually stopped some people Monday night.

According to Doug Schneider of the Green Bay Press-Gazette, police at this week’s game against the Lions arrested five people and ejected 15 from the stadium.

The amazing part is that it wasn’t a season high, as the Sept. 28 game against the Bears saw seven arrests and 22 ejections. The season low was against the Saints, with just one arrest and three ejections.

#Asexpected, most of the incidents were alcohol related (though there was one drug arrest), and the first ejections came 90 minutes before kickoff (those guys must have really been unhappy about the inactive list). There was one call for a woman down and not breathing, but she just fell down and woke up when the paramedics showed up.

“She passed out due to over-consumption of alcohol,” Green Bay Police Commander Paul Ebel said. “A friend who was with her panicked and called 911, telling the dispatcher that her friend stopped breathing.”

They have a total of 20 arrests and 61 ejections through five regular season home games. And as long as Aaron Rodgers is out and the weather makes people more likely to drink, that’s likely going to trend upward.

79 responses to “Five arrested, 15 ejected at Monday’s Packers-Lions game

  1. Oh please NFL, tell me again why I want to come to your tax paid stadiums and watch a penalty laden, cold, terrible football game?

    Yeah, no thanks. I’ll enjoy the comfort of my living room and big screen

  2. When the Packers are doing well the mouthy out-of-towners are pretty quiet. When they aren’t doing well, the out-of-towners feel pretty good about themselves at our expense. For example, when the Vikings clinched the division at Lambeau a few years ago, there were too many Viking fans picking needless fights to count. Just imagine if they’d had three beers each. Whew.

  3. “As expected, most of the incidents were alcohol related (though there was one drug arrest), and the first ejections came 90 minutes before kickoff (those guys must have really been unhappy about the inactive list).”

    I remember being in Green Bay for meetings on the day of a MNF game years ago.

    One of my coworkers actually took Monday afternoon off so that he could tailgate and all day Tuesday off so he could recover.

    This is what the “normal” Packer fan does when things are going well.

    Now they need to drown their sorrows before the game so they aren’t cognizant of what is happening on the field.

    This would normally lead to more arrests and ejections – but with the current version of the Green Bay Packers is so disgusting that many season ticket holders are selling their tickets below face value so more visiting fans can attend.

    Which results in fewer arrests and ejections at the games.

    Now down at the corner bar in Anytown, WI, things are going downhill…

  4. Them fans really think they are something special. From the QB, to the fans, to the people of that geographical location. We have people come down here to the lower peninsula, they treat people like they are on a high horse and ever so special, look at me, screw you attitude. I almost bought a shirt at the mall here in W Mi, my cousin had a Lions shirt on no big deal, just shopping. The cashier felt it was his duty to be all smug and report how great Aaron Rodgers is as a man and all this weird stuff. Never bought the shirt there of course. They are just weird people. They own their team is probably why, that certificate makes them holy team owners.

  5. There was one call for a woman down and not breathing, but she just fell down and woke up when the paramedics showed up.
    “She passed out due to over-consumption of alcohol,” Green Bay Police Commander Paul Ebel said.
    They have a total of 20 arrests and 61ejections.
    ///////////////////////////////////////

    Great family experience. Anyone seen Grandma?

  6. Nice. So Packer fans aren’t used to loosing?….Stay Classy cheese heads. When that’s all you have in Green Bay. It’s not pretty. Cheese and beer farts…

  7. You can’t make this stuff up! How the mighty have fallen. Try and stay sober cheese heads! LMAO

  8. Bring back the arrest watch for the packer fans! It could be epic as they continue to slide down.

  9. It makes sense to me. Did you hear the crowd roar when the Packers scored a touchdown with no time remaining in the fourth quarter? The score was 30-17. Our fans thought it was halftime. This is why the rest of the league laughs at us.

  10. Jeez, people. News flash: people get drunk at football games. This isn’t an indictment on any one fan base. Ever been to a Michigan/OSU tail gate? It’s the same.

    The vast majority of Packers fans I know are regular, kind, normal people. Same goes for the Vikings fans. This site just brings out the trolliest among us. (which is a sick sort of fascination for me.)

  11. It’s easy to joke but Wisconsin has been proven to be the heaviest drinking state in the country. And people act like it’s a badge of honor and not a serious, sad issue. But let’s all put foam cheese on the head and fight out of towners.

  12. & this is the self-proclaimed “better football for better people”?
    I like that aaron is mentioned. as if he is a reason to drink their sorrows away. Sad.

  13. Hundley doesn’t throw hail marys? That is pretty much the GB playbook. Good thing A-Aron got his one SB win. His under .500
    playoff record is horrible since then.

  14. The cops should have ejected a dozen of the Lions; the Packers might have then had a chance for the win.

  15. I wish they had posted locals and non-local incidents. But, it really doesn’t matter. It’s a big place, nearly 30% larger than US Bank Stadium. There’s bound to be activity.

  16. stellarperformance says:

    I wish they had posted locals and non-local incidents.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    It was a Milwaukee game – so whether the Packer fans arrested were from Green Bay or somewhere else – they are still Packer fans being arrested or ejected.

    Or were you referring to all the arrests and ejections from the bars all across the state of Wisconisn?

  17. nhpats says:

    to be fair, unlike Vinkings’ fans, GB fans are not so accustomed to losing. It will take them a little getting used to
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    That may be true for some of the young pups, but any middle aged fan or older has a lot of experience watching a team that typically doesn’t have winning seasons.

    Anyone watching Packer football from the late 60’s through the early 90’s rarely got to see the Packers have a winning season.

  18. Can you please clarify whether these arrests at this game and the others you mention were among the crowd or the players?

  19. The answer is simple. Stop serving alcohol at the stadiums. Every time you hear about these incidents, alcohol is involved. Not a popular opinion I’m sure.
    At a minimum, the team/franchise should be held responsible for the reckless over-serving that goes on. Any bar/restaurant that served a patron to the point of passing out would be legally responsible for any damages resulting. Should be the same at the stadiums.

  20. There is actually a law in Green Bay about taunting opponent’s fans. I’m not sure if that applies here.

  21. piscataquis007 says:
    November 8, 2017 at 9:03 am
    The answer is simple. Stop serving alcohol at the stadiums.

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————————–I think most of that beer is the 3.2 low alcohol stuff that makes you pee twenty times in an hour

  22. With Rodgers out, there’s no reason to hold back pregame so you can watch the entire game anymore. Packer games are just another excuse to pop open a cold one.

  23. objectivefootballfan says:
    November 8, 2017 at 7:07 am
    People and fans need to stop drinking so much alcohol before and during games if they can’t handle it. Especially the ones that have to drive home after the game!!
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    Are u serious? People are just starting to drink with the way they’ve been playing. Wait till after the Bears loss and the cops will be arresting the coaching staff for being tipsy.

  24. nolahxc says:
    November 8, 2017 at 9:04 am
    Lions and Bears fans that came down to the Superdome this year were amazingly obnoxious. This article doesn’t surprise me one bit.

    ——————-
    All teams have their knuckleheads. For any team most of the fans are decent folks acting in good spirit and behaving with class. But its the drunk obnoxious ones that make themselves stand out and become the ones that sticks in people’s memories.

  25. Cops should have arrested the packers players for impersonating football players. Rogers should listed to his agent, find another team. Take the money. get out of dodge. Pick a winner like Manning did and get a few more super bowls, it will never happen if you stay in GB.

  26. stellarperformance says:
    November 8, 2017 at 8:27 am
    I wish they had posted locals and non-local incidents. But, it really doesn’t matter. It’s a big place, nearly 30% larger than US Bank Stadium. There’s bound to be activity.
    —————————
    Tough to spin this one I know. Keep trying though.

  27. I went to a game there a few years ago as a fan of an opposing team. I was amazed at the beer drinking going on. We went to “stadium way ” bar at 8:30 in the morning and people were practically passed out already. Then you walk down Holmgren Way to get to the stadium and there’s literally beer gardens set up every couple hundred feet for like 5 blocks. The you get into the parking lot and you see thousands of drunkies trying to keep their balance while attempting to bbq up some Brats. I sat there wondering how many livers were being destroyed right before my very eyes.

  28. As a season ticket holder who’s attended 100s of Packer games, I can attest to the fact that their security arm is top notch.
    I’ve rarely seen anything remotely as obnoxious and dangerous as I’ve seen attending other stadiums throughout the league. (I’ve been to dozens)

    In fact, the large number of ejections tells me they’re taking care of situations before they become the problems we’ve seen videotaped in other stadiums.
    Green Bay has a firm policy that season ticket holders are stripped of their seat license for any ejection.
    Since these licenses are so hard to come by, everyone is acutely aware of it and are usually selective when it comes to giving/selling their tickets.
    This tells me that most of the ejections were probably tickets sold on the secondary markets.
    I also find it amusing that people are just assuming that these are Packer fans that were belligerent and out of control.

    The Packers and Lambeau Field are routinely singled out as one of the best game day experiences in sports across several media platforms every year.
    It’s a designation that friends and I like to foster and a fact we’re quite proud of.
    But Hey, I certainly don’t want to disrupt your bias narrative.

  29. Liberalsruineverything says:
    November 8, 2017 at 9:55 am
    stellarperformance says:
    November 8, 2017 at 8:27 am
    I wish they had posted locals and non-local incidents. But, it really doesn’t matter. It’s a big place, nearly 30% larger than US Bank Stadium. There’s bound to be activity.
    —————————
    Tough to spin this one I know. Keep trying though.
    ———-
    First he tries to lie about Vikings fans bringing them into this story then he tries ad hominem about the Viking stadium size. What a failing troll.

  30. The Packers and Lambeau Field are routinely singled out as one of the best game day experiences in sports across several media platforms every year.
    It’s a designation that friends and I like to foster and a fact we’re quite proud of.
    But Hey, I certainly don’t want to disrupt your bias narrative….

    Routinely singled out by the press that thinks that the Packers have a top flight front office, a great coach and talent on their team..

  31. Wafflestomp says:
    I also find it amusing that people are just assuming that these are Packer fans that were belligerent and out of control.
    ————————
    So are you saying that Lions fans were fighting amongst themselves, or that random fans of other nfl teams were visiting lambeau and starting fights? Brilliant.

  32. I’d like to be able to say Green Bay fans could learn something from Vikings fans, namely, how to lose with class, but we’ve learned over the past 50 years that they aren’t very good at that either. I think Cleveland fans would be a better model in this case.

  33. stellarperformance says:
    November 8, 2017 at 6:53 am
    When the Packers are doing well the mouthy out-of-towners are pretty quiet. When they aren’t doing well, the out-of-towners feel pretty good about themselves at our expense. For example, when the Vikings clinched the division at Lambeau a few years ago, there were too many Viking fans picking needless fights to count. Just imagine if they’d had three beers each. Whew.

    **

    Stellar is trying REALLY hard to deflect this and make it about the Vikings. Per usual.

  34. crownofthehelmet says:
    November 8, 2017 at 11:23 am
    Wafflestomp says:
    I also find it amusing that people are just assuming that these are Packer fans that were belligerent and out of control.
    ————————
    So are you saying that Lions fans were fighting amongst themselves, or that random fans of other nfl teams were visiting lambeau and starting fights? Brilliant.
    —————————
    I believe my statement was pretty straightforward.
    Perhaps you should read it again.

    I never said anything about any fans fighting amongst themselves or with anyone else for that matter.
    You can get run at Lambeau for just being impaired.
    Some are thrown out for being verbally abusive to others.
    Again, that’s how they avoid most problems.

    Every fan base has their bad apples, usually kids.
    I just think it’s funny to automatically assume these are all Packer fans, especially when you factor in the consequences I outlined earlier.
    It took me almost 30 years on the waiting list to get my season tickets and I, like most fans, am very careful about how I conduct myself and who I distribute them to.

  35. allight59 says:
    November 8, 2017 at 10:10 am
    Horrible fans and a horrible team….NO one likes them.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I think you’re confused. This is a story about the Packers, not the Vikings.

  36. vikingsperenialloosers says:
    November 8, 2017 at 11:49 am
    Made the mistake of traveling to Minny from Detroit to see a game once. Had batteries thrown at my young daughter and me. Real classy, but I was able to get two Viking fans ejected, so that was good.
    ————————————-
    Yes, I’ve been there for several games at the old Humpty Dump.
    Enjoyed the weekends there. Fun town.
    But, nothing is more sad than having to go inside on a sunny, crisp, *55 November morning, perfect for football.
    All the piped in noise they created for opposing offenses.
    And a slew of ignorant, self entitled fans.

  37. I’ve always been treated pretty well and gotten along great with cheesers at Lambeau, but then again, I wasn’t drunk and obnoxious. I fear the stadium authority should have extra personnel and set up an Eagles like holding cell for upcoming Vikes game at Lambeau if the fan trolling on this site is any indication of game-day opposing fan relations.

  38. Wafflestomp, you keep saying it’s amusing that people assume these are Packer Fans – so who exactly do you think was involved in these incidents?

  39. stellarperformance says:
    November 8, 2017 at 6:53 am
    When the Packers are doing well the mouthy out-of-towners are pretty quiet. When they aren’t doing well, the out-of-towners feel pretty good about themselves at our expense. For example, when the Vikings clinched the division at Lambeau a few years ago, there were too many Viking fans picking needless fights to count. Just imagine if they’d had three beers each. Whew.
    —–
    Just do what the packers did and hang it up for the season stellar.

    Just like your team, your attempts at humor are terrible and everyone is laughing at you.

  40. “They have a total of 20 arrests and 61 ejections through five regular season home games”
    =========================================================================================

    Through 5 games? That’s a typical 1st half in Philly

  41. Yeah, as a Lions fan I’ve traveled to Lambeau many times over the years. Nothing bad ever happened, in fact most fans took pity on me for traveling to see my team lose, but they at least admired my commitment to my team. Not so much in Minny. Just a lot of pretentious fans clowning on me or throwing batteries. I’m done with them.

  42. vikingsperenialloosers says:
    November 8, 2017 at 12:35 pm
    Yeah, as a Lions fan I’ve traveled to Lambeau many times over the years. Nothing bad ever happened, in fact most fans took pity on me for traveling to see my team lose, but they at least admired my commitment to my team. Not so much in Minny. Just a lot of pretentious fans clowning on me or throwing batteries. I’m done with them.
    ///////////////////////////////////

    Thank you for the sentiment, and I agree. Same with the welcomed Bears fans. The Viking fans are in a world of their own, and the fans throughout the entire league is well-aware of their narrow-mindedness and propensity to pick needless fights. Ask anybody.

  43. Packers fan are ridiculous. I saw how they emptied their stadium in the 3rd quarter. That’s not loyalty. Chanting gopackersgo, bless their simple souls. And look how they treated their beloved Favre. After all he’s done for them. Now Martellus. McCarthy? Next is Jordy and one day Erin. They don’t call it “Entitledtown” for nothing.

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