Beer-tossing Patriots fan charged with disorderly conduct

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Tyreek Hill is getting his wish.

According to NBC 10 in Boston, Foxboro police have identified the man who threw beer on the Chiefs wide receiver, and have charged him with multiple counts.

They didn’t publicize the man’s name, but said he was a 21-year-old from Mansfield. He was issued a summons for disorderly conduct and throwing an object at a sporting event.

“It doesn’t happen often, you know, fortunately,” Foxboro Police Chief William Baker said. “A very small number of people misbehave at these sporting events, and we try to hold the people who do misbehave responsible for their conduct.”

The Patriots had already sent the fan — identified from video — a letter of disinvite from all future events at Gillette Stadium.

And perhaps worse than that, the fan has earned the scorn of a man who is doubtless one of his heroes.

“That’s just a little bit too crazy. I mean, us players out there competing, trying to be the best we can be out there,” Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said. “It’s just a little bit too much, I would say.”

And when Gronkowski declares a party foul, you know the line has been crossed.

61 responses to “Beer-tossing Patriots fan charged with disorderly conduct

  1. Do you think if he were face to face with Hill in a bar he would have done it?? Doubt it

  2. Good! The torch has been passed…..Having been to games against the Eagles and the Pats, I can say the Eagles fans look like angels in comparison! That is a pretty sad statement, since the Eagles are division rivals. Just stating it as I experienced it…..

  3. I hope this starts to happen everywhere. If it were up to me, screaming obscenities at players would get you thrown out, let alone throwing anything at them.

  4. Classless act by the fan and he deserves to be charged. Glad the Pats have also banned him from the stadium.

  5. TheWizard says:
    October 17, 2018 at 7:28 am
    I hope this starts to happen everywhere. If it were up to me, screaming obscenities at players would get you thrown out, let alone throwing anything at them.
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    So you’ll agree that if a player screams obscenities at the fans, they should get kicked out of the game?

  6. Things have certainly changed for the better since the Krafts have owned the team. In the early 90s, this would have been literally the most harmless thing that was going on at the game out of the stands. It was anarchy back then.

  7. Kid needs to hire a lawyer n sue Hill n Rosenhaus, Hill for instigating the situation
    n Rosenhaus for being a cry baby agent.

  8. brendafortheboyz says:
    October 17, 2018 at 6:56 am
    Good! The torch has been passed…..Having been to games against the Eagles and the Pats, I can say the Eagles fans look like angels in comparison! That is a pretty sad statement, since the Eagles are division rivals. Just stating it as I experienced it…..

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    Must have been 25 years ago… unless you’re talking about home games for you team, which means you’re not talking about the fans at Gillette. I’ve never seen a fight in the stands, never seen anyone jumped after a game, heck I haven’t seen anyone throw up drunk at a game since 94. One stupid move by a stupid person doesn’t make every fan a dink.

  9. Kid needs to hire a lawyer n sue…

    Yes, that’s what everyone should do, sue for absolutely no reason.

    Will you please articulate exactly what his claim would be? Is “instigating a situation” a civil tort in Massachusetts?

  10. It’s funny how fans only get charged when the player complains… How about when David Andrews on the Patriots got nailed by a coffee walking through the tunnel at Heinz Field and it was on national television?

  11. “What’s next? Fan’s will be charged for mooning the opposing teams buses?”

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    whats next is some idiot will try to hurt an opposing player

  12. And perhaps worse than that, the fan has earned the scorn of a man who is doubtless one of his heroes.
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    Not these days. People seem to be shameless. He probably thinks Gronk is a jerk for not being on his side. I do hope the kid sees his mistake and learns from it. To feel shame and remorse ultimately is a VERY good thing. It means you are capable of learning from mistakes.

  13. This was stupid,and I glad the kid got the boot from further events. But of all the things to charge someone with at a football game, seems a little over the top. The amount of things I have seen at about 15+ stadiums, this is one of the lower offenses. That being said, if someone through a beer in my face, especially at work – I would want to rip their face off.

    I think it speaks to the atmosphere that most NFL stadiums have, getting hammered drunk and causing trouble.

  14. Well done. Taunting and trash talking between players and fans in good fun is one thing, personal attacks and assault is another. These idiot, entitled fans that think they have some kind of God given right to say and do what they want to these players when the wall is between them is ridiculous. The league needs to give the players a Purge game every year where if a fan assaults or says personal, derogatory things about the player or their families, they can snatch the fan over the wall and drag them around the field. Guaranteed this nonsense would stop.

  15. TheWizard says:
    October 17, 2018 at 7:28 am
    I hope this starts to happen everywhere. If it were up to me, screaming obscenities at players would get you thrown out, let alone throwing anything at them.
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    There was a saying back when I was in kindergarten. This was back in the 70’s. It went, “Sticks and stones may break my bones but WORDS will never hurt me.” See if you can figure out the lesson that five and six year olds were suppose to learn from that saying. That was an important lesson to learn because Elementary school can be brutal if you let words bother you.

  16. TheWizard says:
    October 17, 2018 at 7:28 am

    I hope this starts to happen everywhere. If it were up to me, screaming obscenities at players would get you thrown out, let alone throwing anything at them.
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    Does that also count when you are home barking obscenities at the TV? Do you have to leave the room?

  17. brendafortheboyz says:
    October 17, 2018 at 6:56 am
    Good! The torch has been passed…..Having been to games against the Eagles and the Pats, I can say the Eagles fans look like angels in comparison! That is a pretty sad statement, since the Eagles are division rivals. Just stating it as I experienced it…..

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    One beer toss does not an Eagles fan make.

  18. unbridledsexy says:
    October 17, 2018 at 7:27 am
    How is that Hills wish? Did I miss something?

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    Hill wanted the guy charged. And now he has been.

  19. The fan definitely shouldn’t have done that, but that punk Tyreek Hill also shouldn’t have celebrated in the opposing fans’ faces after scoring a touchdown. You have to expect some hostility when you do that.

  20. bloodywhitesuit says:
    October 17, 2018 at 8:02 am
    Kid needs to hire a lawyer n sue Hill n Rosenhaus, Hill for instigating the situation
    n Rosenhaus for being a cry baby agent.

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    Hill and those fans were both complicit in the matter. Before the beer toss Hill was jawing with (not at, with) the fans, thats true. But also earlier in the game those same fans were yelling some pretty abusive stuff at Hill and several other Chiefs. There was plenty of wrong on both sides that no one has clean hands. So really both sides should back away and move on. MeNwhile the thrown beer was an escalation so that should be punished. But let Krafts people handle that (and they are) not Hill.

  21. Worst and most delusional fans ever. Glad he got tossed, but wait, there’s more.
    And don’t get me started about the homer refs…

  22. Jeffrey Julian says:
    October 17, 2018 at 7:42 am
    Rules. They apply to everyone.
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    You might think so, but they don’t.

  23. This is symptomatic of society in general. No civility, beat down people who disagree with you. The guy in this case may be a member of antifa.

  24. The P.C. Chiefs are a better name. Scoring a TD and antagonizing fans running to the wall…”ooh they threw beer at me”.

    Letting go of the QB since you think the ball is long gone and you didn’t have him quite wrapped up…”ooh it was the new rule”.

    Kansas City Soccer Moms.

  25. What a lowlife. These fans really need to think about joining civilization instead of trying to destroy it.

  26. happens everywhere in every stadium. Good for the Patriots organization and the local police for doing the right thing and NOT ignoring the boorish behaviour.

  27. patriotwayrules says:
    October 17, 2018 at 6:55 am
    Do you think if he were face to face with Hill in a bar he would have done it?? Doubt it

    Would Hill have run up to a bunch of drinking pats fans in the parking lot and got in their grills and talked smack? Doubt it. He is a bad man when he’s got a helmet, police and 52 teammates around to protect him.

  28. But they’re still ok with the people sticking their middle finger 2 inches from Hill’s facemask? No dis-invites for them.

  29. bloodywhitesuit says:
    October 17, 2018 at 8:02 am
    Kid needs to hire a lawyer n sue Hill n Rosenhaus, Hill for instigating the situation
    n Rosenhaus for being a cry baby agent.
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    Thats not how any of this works. And how was Hill “instigating the situation?”

  30. Patriots fans…stay classy!!!

    If this happened in Philly, The Colin Cowherds of the world, that fat rascal Jason Whitlock along with other national media outlets would have been all over this story talking about the scary, horrible Eagles fans again. Then they would have brought up the jail cell that was in the basement of the defunct Veterans Stadium (and no there isn’t a jail cell at Lincoln Financial Field) as there is no use or need for it.

  31. I had to look this up, and I have to admit it gave me a good chuckle this morning:

    Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Section 36: Throwing or dropping objects at sporting events; punishment

    Section 36. Any person who willfully drops, throws or otherwise releases any object, missile or other article at any sporting event with the intent to injure any person at such event shall be punished by a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than one year, or both.

    My only question is the intent to injure! The guy was wrong, period, but didn’t he only throw the beer and not the container?

  32. Sounds to me like Hill is a little sensitive and hypocritical too. Hates the cops but they’re the first people he runs to when his feelings get hurt. It’s a beer in people.

  33. I like Gronk’s comment. It perfectly sums this situation up. It’s not the end of the world, try going to NY (NJ really) or Philly and see how great your shirt smells afterwards. But it is uncalled for!

  34. How pathetic is our society that this becomes workd news? A Sox pitcher has beer thrown on him in Yankee Stadium and nothing happens.

    Unreal.

    Fine the guy, charge him and strip him of his tickets like the classy Kraft has done. Even when the Pats do the right thing, they’re somehow vilified for it.

  35. Michael E says:

    October 17, 2018 at 7:34 am

    So since the police took care of it will Hill apologize for protesting them?
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    Hill never protested Police. Not sure I’m shocked by the uninformed comment or the number of likes received..

  36. If the Patriots had any integrity, they would ban all alcohol and anything that came in cans or bottles. The fans can’t be trusted with anything they can turn into a projectile. Let them buy sodas and water in paper cups but don’t let them bring it into the stadium. They’ll find a way to turn anything into a weapon. It’s sad, I know, but all these years of cheating have taught them that the rules don’t matter.

  37. much ado about nothing really…..
    Just ANOTHER overblown story because it involved the Patriots in some way…..
    People do & say really dumb things at times, especially when they’ve been drinking….. you know, like the LEAGUE & OWNERS ENCOURAGE at the stadiums……
    & no, I don’t condone his actions, but I’m not all freaked out about it like the MEDIA is trying to make this mole hill into a mountain either….
    Seriously, I’ve seen this type of thing & SO MUCH WORSE at stadiums across the country…..The MEDIA is jumping on this ONLY NOW because it was shown on camera & of course it involves the Patriots so they know the masses will all be on board…..
    Seriously, has anyone ever been to a RAIDERS GAME…. talk about scary!!!!

  38. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    October 17, 2018 at 10:03 am
    If the Patriots had any integrity, they would ban all alcohol and anything that came in cans or bottles. The fans can’t be trusted with anything they can turn into a projectile. Let them buy sodas and water in paper cups but don’t let them bring it into the stadium. They’ll find a way to turn anything into a weapon. It’s sad, I know, but all these years of cheating have taught them that the rules don’t matter.
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    Delusional… pretty obvious that you hate the Patriots and will take any chance to pile on more lies. By the way, the guy that threw the beer had it in a plastic cup. He threw the liquid only, not the cup. Have a tiny bit of info on the topic you are trying to talk about please.

  39. I was a season ticket when I was 21 years old and it all gets pretty rowdy. Yes, what the kid did was stupid, but a better punishment would have had apoligise to Hill….and show it on the JUMBO screen!

  40. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    October 17, 2018 at 10:03 am
    If the Patriots had any integrity, they would ban all alcohol and anything that came in cans or bottles. The fans can’t be trusted with anything they can turn into a projectile. Let them buy sodas and water in paper cups but don’t let them bring it into the stadium. They’ll find a way to turn anything into a weapon. It’s sad, I know, but all these years of cheating have taught them that the rules
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    LOL….. how’s it feel to be OBSESSED ABOUT & OWNED by anything & everything Patriots related???!!
    I’m having a blast watching them play…. my guess, you, not so much!!
    GOOD!!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  41. Hastyle Eagle says:
    October 17, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Patriots fans…stay classy!!!

    If this happened in Philly, The Colin Cowherds of the world, that fat rascal Jason Whitlock along with other national media outlets would have been all over this story talking about the scary, horrible Eagles fans again. Then they would have brought up the jail cell that was in the basement of the defunct Veterans Stadium (and no there isn’t a jail cell at Lincoln Financial Field) as there is no use or need for it.

    Oh please with the “stay classy “ you fraud!!!!!!

    We all saw eagles fans first hand and what they did to the Vikings fans.

    Let’s not try and compare what goes on in Philadelphia to a guy getting some beer poured on him

    You people threw BATTERIES at JD Drew on the field

  42. kissbillsrings says:
    October 17, 2018 at 11:02 am
    LOL….. how’s it feel to be OBSESSED ABOUT & OWNED by anything & everything Patriots related???!!
    I’m having a blast watching them play…. my guess, you, not so much!!
    GOOD!!!!
    Go Pats!!!
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    I guess you’re also having a blast watching your fellow fans act like animals and putting visiting players in danger, huh? Figures.
    LOLOLOLOLOL

  43. I guess the NFL has gotten soft. I better go tell my friend a few years ago his wife threw beer at him at a party. Better call the cops.

  44. Kind of ridiculous. Players have been showered with drinks or much WORSE many times when leaving the field through the tunnel. Nobody gets charged with a crime. They don’t get banned either. Pathetic

  45. Dumb kid! But how can they enforce the “disinvite” from the stadium? Take away his season tickets only forces him to buy single game tickets on the secondary market or another fan! Mug shot at every entrance?

  46. hang3xc says:
    October 17, 2018 at 1:18 pm
    Kind of ridiculous. Players have been showered with drinks or much WORSE many times when leaving the field through the tunnel. Nobody gets charged with a crime. They don’t get banned either. Pathetic

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    Thats true, but there is no excuse for tolerating it. The Kraft group should be commended for their aggressive approach to this sort of stuff at their events. They have put the equipment in place to monitor and identify incidents with their oarticipants. The more that other teams could follow this good example the better the overall level of fan behavior will be. There are a few other stadiums that do it to this level, but its a minority.

  47. So you’ll agree that if a player screams obscenities at the fans, they should get kicked out of the game

    Do you believe that’s what comes first, or vice versa? Think about it.

  48. Meh, drunks do stupid things. Judge should fine the kid $500 for overreacting to an opponent’s player acting like a jerk.

  49. Hastyle Eagle says:
    October 17, 2018 at 9:24 am
    Patriots fans…stay classy!!!

    If this happened in Philly, The Colin Cowherds of the world, that fat rascal Jason Whitlock along with other national media outlets would have been all over this story talking about the scary, horrible Eagles fans again. Then they would have brought up the jail cell that was in the basement of the defunct Veterans Stadium (and no there isn’t a jail cell at Lincoln Financial Field) as there is no use or need for it.
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    Nobody is claiming otherwise. Eagles fans can say what they want but their reputation in matters like these precedes them. It would take the fans from the Patriots and other teams combined decades to catch up to Eagle fans. I mean it’s not like the fan threw a cheese steak or anything :rolleyes: Fans from every team get out of hand (and deserve whatever punishment they get). But no, there’s no room for Philly fans to take any other fan base to task. None.

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