Report: Chiefs identify, ban laser-wielding fan

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The fan who aimed a laser light at Patriots quarterback Tom Brady from the stands at Arrowhead Stadium has reportedly been identified by the Chiefs.

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the fan has been banned from Arrowhead Stadium for life as a result. Video from the game shows a green laser at Brady’s head and torso before he took a snap in the Patriots win.

“There’s a lot of pride in Kansas City, and we and our fans thought, ‘You don’t do that here,'” a Chiefs official said.

The fan is also facing criminal charges as a result of the incident. Per the report, the Kansas City police department wanted to cite the fan with disorderly conduct. The team has been pushing for a stronger charge as they feel “the harshest penalty possible” will deter others from repeating the act in the future.

41 responses to “Report: Chiefs identify, ban laser-wielding fan

  1. Truly shameful. And tell us again how the Patriots won unfairly by following the overtime rules that KC triggered on purpose while you were lasering our QB in the face. I hope you go 30 years without hosting another championship game.

  2. Good job KC! They have camera’s on every section so I’m not surprised they caught him. Fat drunk and stupid is no way to go thru life son.

  3. Goodell never mentioned this Laser Incicdent in his ‘State of the NFL’ last week.

    Anyone who trusts Goodell does not have a moral compass in their soul.

  4. I have a feeling that Tom Brady would forgive the guy and not want to see him banned. It’s a little like the guy that was fired from his radio position for attacking his daughter and Brady forgiving him. Maybe I’m wrong, but I just think he’s more willing than not to forgive.

  5. After re-watching the game, it was astounding to see how many times Brady’s helmet and jersey turned green from the opening drive through overtime. They should throw the book at this loser.

  6. It was reported that Brady could have had permanent eye damage resulting from the laser being shined in his eyes. This guy should spend some time in prison

  7. This man should face severe charges, not just to make an example of him, but because the act of shining a powerful laser in someone’s face can cause permanent eye damage. Glad the Chiefs are pushing for more serious charges, but why are the police downplaying it?

  8. Way to go KC. I’m glad to see the org and the City stand up and say NOT HERE.

    Looking forward to an exciting Chiefs team in 2019

    -Pats fan

  9. I’d also ban anyone who was in on it with him, and take away any season-ticket holder privileges of those who clearly saw it but said nothing.

  10. If true that this action could have blinded someone, then he should be punished severely. The guy paid no mind to blinding someone over a game–we can’t have persons like this living among thoughtful people.

  11. They should see if the beam hit anyone in the stands. The way the light was wobbling around they put others in danger also.

  12. How different Goodell’s ‘State of the NFL’ speech would of been had this taken Place in Foxboro against Mahomes.

    Goodell = The example of Sports Double Standard Leadership and Corruption Propaganda.

  13. If someone is caught aiming a laser at airplane or helicopter they get 5-10 years for reckless endangerment – I guess Tom Brady’s eyes weren’t worth that much to police in KC ?

  14. I had been wondering the status of this case, since you had to figure they would ID him at some point. Disorderly conduct seems like too minor a charge for something that could seriously harm somebody–Brady or anybody else who happened to get in the way.

    Glad to hear the Chiefs are pushing for a more serious charge. They’re a great organization and I’m sure they want to make it clear they’ll be no shenanigans at Arrowhead since they’ll be on national TV a lot more next season and probably beyond.

  15. Arrowhead is one of the best stadiums to watch a game even when you are rooting for the opposing team. KC fans are very friendly, genuine and classy and will treat you to tailgate barbeque and a beer even though you are wearing an enemy jersey. Be respectful and you will get it right back. Dont let one Dbag fan color your impressions of the other great KC diehards. As for Lazer Jerk, lock him up and throw the book at him. There is no place for that.

  16. solo681 says:
    February 3, 2019 at 12:40 pm
    Goodell never mentioned this Laser Incicdent in his ‘State of the NFL’ last week.

    Anyone who trusts Goodell does not have a moral compass in their soul.

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    Why do we need confirmation from Goodell on all subjects? It happened. Why do you hold what he says with such high esteem then say he can’t be trusted.

  17. Surprised how little coverage this is getting compared to when anything happens in New England. militaty have told Tom what damage this could do to his retina. little to nothing is being broadcast about it.

  18. Wow. Some serious misinformation and hyperbole in the comment section. Could have blinded him? 5-10 years prison for doing that to an airline pilot (which, of course, is a tad bit more dangerous than a QB). Nope. Nope. Nope. For those of you that think he needs to go to prison, tell me what the penal code in Missouri is to charge him with. I’ve heard assault. Well, no. This should be a civil matter, which the Chiefs have already handled. Hell, this doesn’t even rise to the level of criminal mischief.

  19. There should be new laws created to make screwing up pro sporting events mandatory jail time. There are $millions at stake all the time…we shouldnt have to put up with such nonsense.

  20. the610limited says:
    February 3, 2019 at 4:44 pm
    ID the guy, including address, city and who he works for. He’ll get plenty of attention. (You know his workplace will just LOVE the free publicity.)

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    For the guy that dumped the beer on Hill they actually did put his name and picture on tv as well as say what town he was from. But also it was very limited what legal charges they could get out of a dumped (tossed) beer and the Pats wanted to make an example of what happens to people who throw beers at Gillette. I think on the laser thing the possible legal charges can be much more severe. (They have quite a list of charges to throw at anyone using lasers on aircraft and the ones of those regarding harm to the pilot can apply to this case)

  21. streetyson says:
    February 3, 2019 at 1:56 pm
    I’d also ban anyone who was in on it with him, and take away any season-ticket holder privileges of those who clearly saw it but said nothing.

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    I actually like that. Start pushing on the folks in adjacent seats that are letting it go unchallenged and suddenly you will start seeing crowds turning in offenders right and left. Even just questioning them why and forcing them to claim they didnt see it would send enough message.

  22. When will these DA people learn that there’s over 50 cameras at every game and those are just network cameras, then there are probably over 100 security cameras also so you aren’t going to get away with very much now days!

  23. finfansince68 says:
    February 3, 2019 at 3:44 pm
    If someone is caught aiming a laser at airplane or helicopter they get 5-10 years for reckless endangerment – I guess Tom Brady’s eyes weren’t worth that much to police in KC ?
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    In the game case the reckless endangerment as it relates to placing an aircraft at risk is not present. That seems to be a 5yr $250k thing in almost all the cases I just looked up. There is still reckless endangerment of both Brady and for other fans present (its a crowded environment and if the beam isnt hitting Brady its going somewhere) but that is not as serious a charge as putting an aircraft at risk. The most they could turn that into is some county jail time, 180 days would be good but 90 more likely if no other record. To their credit the team and really most KC fans I hear from do seem to want the most possible. Clearly they do not support such things at all. Priorities and morals in good order all around. I cant speak to why local law enforcement is not of same mind but I cant swear the DA isn’t basing that more on what he is sure he can make stick and no so much on trying to softpedal anything due to lack of caring.

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