The fan alleged to have flashed a laser pointer toward players in Sunday’s Bills-Lions game at Ford Field is indefinitely prohibited from attending games and other events at the stadium and faces a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge from the city of Detroit, the Lions announced Thursday.
The fan “subsequently admitted” flashing the laser pointer, the team said Thursday. The fan’s lifetime ban from Ford Field is “effective immediately,” the Lions said.
The fan’s identity was not disclosed by the club.
Bills quarterback Kyle Orton and punter/holder Colton Schmidt were among the Bills players who allegedly had to deal with the laser pointed their way in Sunday’s win at Detroit. Schmidt is said to have had the laser pointed at him during Dan Carpenter’s missed 50-yard field goal in the third quarter, while Orton motioned to his eyes after throwing an incomplete pass in the fourth quarter.
News of the Lions’ ban was first reported by Mike Garafolo of Fox Sports on Wednesday.
The Lions also said they have revoked the season tickets belonging to the owner of the seat used by the laser pointer for the balance of the 2014 season, a clear reminder to season-ticket holders to be mindful of their conduct and the conduct of those who use their seats.