Chiefs fan cited for shining laser at Tom Brady

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A 64-year-old Chiefs fan has been given a citation for disturbing the peace for shining a laser pointer in the face of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship Game.

Dwyan Morgan faces up to a year in jail or a fine up to $1,000, according to the Kansas City Star.

Video footage showed a green light flash across Brady’s face during the game. Laser pointers can cause eye injuries and could easily distract a player during a game, but Brady did not appear to notice it.

The Chiefs used the video and witness accounts to identify the fan, who has been banned for life from Arrowhead Stadium.

This is not the first time such an incident has occurred at an NFL game. During a 2014 Bills-Lions game in Detroit, Buffalo players complained that a Lions fan had been shining a laser pointer at them. The fan was found and eventually pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct, paid a $235 fine and was sentenced to 80 hours of community service. That fan was a guest of a season ticket holder, and the Lions revoked his season tickets.

63 responses to “Chiefs fan cited for shining laser at Tom Brady

  1. Queue the “Stay classy” commentary about an entire fan base because of an unruly fan.. I’m glad they caught the guy. There’s no need for that nonsense.

  2. A thousand dollar fine is too low, I hope this jerk finds himself behind bars. And 64? I’d expect this sort of stupidity from a teenager, not someone almost on SocSec.

  3. Good. Glad they found the guy and he is now banned. Now go after all the Saints fans using whistles during the NFC Championship.

  4. Cleon Ross says:
    April 10, 2019 at 5:39 am
    Slap on the wrist. They need to throw the book at these drunken idiot fans.

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    Drunk has nothing to do with it. Unless he was tanked up the moment he got up that day and just happened to have a laser on his person that he forgot he had, he started the day sober and knew what he wanted to do.

  5. Another person who takes being a fan too serious. Go to a game, root for whomever you like and go home. The morons who think they are part of the organization need mental help. Nothing worse than the deranged blacked out idiot who lives and dies by the result of a game they had no hand in.

  6. Lots of wannabe authoritarians out commenting. Don’t forget it’s entirely likely that you break the law every day- you may know it or you may not.
    Dude is a jerk certainly but banned from the venue is appropriate.

  7. Lock him up!

    This really is disgraceful, dangerous and against the principles of sportsmanship. He should be banned by every sports team in the world from ever attending another event AFTER he serves at least one year in jail.

  8. 64 years old. Grow up.
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    This was exactly my thought. When I read the headline, I thought, “Oh jeez, some over-zealous 19-year-old.”

  9. something id expect from my childs 4th grade friends, not someone my father’s age. what a loser.

  10. >.Dwyan Morgan faces up to a year in jail or a fine up to $1,000, according to the Kansas City Star.

    Disclaimer – I foloow the Jets and hate Brady and the Patriots.

    I hope he gets jail time, not just a fine. He attempted to damage someones eyesight. Our eyesight is the primary way we interact with teh world. What this guy did warrants jail time, both as punishment for a serious crime, and as a detterent for others.
    The key is it was premeditated. Its not like he found a laser pen on teh ground and was drunk and started playing with it.
    He set out to deliberately damage someones eyesight.

    For that he deserves jail.

  11. Good for the Chiefs for getting after it and getting the guy. And also for Chiefs fans in helping identify the guy. Its obvious that this is a lone yahoo and that the the fans and organization are better than that.

  12. coach9999 says:
    April 10, 2019 at 7:08 am
    Would of been Laser Gate if Patriots did it and would be headline of every media outlet

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    Yeah, I remember people wanting draft picks taken away and I remember some comments about stripping championships and banning from the league, all over a thrown cup of beer. But happily enough cooler heads prevailed as they did here. In both cases the teams were not unfairly held responsible and in both cases the teams and other fans did in fact participate in catching the person and sending a message that this is not to be tolerated. It does more to prevent/deter this type behavior when the team is allowed to be part of the solution rather than punished for the problem.

  13. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    April 10, 2019 at 5:15 am
    A very stupid thing to do but a year in jail seems stiff.

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    A year does seem stiff but IMHO $1k and 30 days in the county jail would be a good deterrent to others. Just because no one got hurt does not change the fact that someone could have. Targeting people with lasers and/or even waving them around in a crowd is too dangerous to be tolerated.

  14. Good for catching him and charging him. A year seems a little stiff, but maybe a few months in the clink might do him so good. On the flip side, $1000 seems a little light. Hit em in the pocket book ($5000) or a few months of a little hard time and that stuff will stop pretty quick. Pretty embarrassing for a man in his 60’s, its just a game man.

  15. You can’t stop Tom Brady with a puny “laser”. He’s probably already figured out a way to use that specific energy source to make him more effective.

  16. I wonder how the player will react.
    Tyreek Hill demanded charges be drawn up to the fullest extent of the law when he had a beer shower.
    Will TB12 even acknowledge this stupidity or will he just move on with life.

  17. Would of been Laser Gate if Patriots did it and would be headline of every media outlet
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    Yeah, well, once you have a well-established history…

  18. Great that he’s caught, but something for people to consider: they found the guy from video surveillance. With 76,000 fans in the stadium, that means every section has cameras focused on them.

    If you feel like somebody’s watching you, it’s because it’s probably true…

  19. floirosoldout says:
    April 10, 2019 at 7:12 am

    Lots of wannabe authoritarians out commenting. Don’t forget it’s entirely likely that you break the law every day- you may know it or you may not.
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    The guy brought a laser to a football game. Pretty clear he gave this a lot of thought in advance and knew exactly what he was doing. What in the world does this have to do with someone breaking the law without realizing it?

  20. A year in jail? Really people? It was stupid, and he should have a very hefty fine & certainly permanently banned by every NFL team (even though it’s not really enforceable). But we really wanna put MORE people in jail? Over this?!? Only serious crimes need jail time.

  21. Great that he’s caught, but something for people to consider: they found the guy from video surveillance. With 76,000 fans in the stadium, that means every section has cameras focused on them.

    If you feel like somebody’s watching you, it’s because it’s probably true…

    If I’m out in a private place of business (like in an NFL stadium where idiocy is common), I assume I’m being watched. Why would that surprise anyone?

  22. The year in jail and the $1k fine are max sentences. It’s unlikely he’ll get either one, though it depends on his prior record I imagine.

    I’d prefer to see a good-sized fine and rather than jail time a TON of community service hours. What the guy did was an offense against not just his target, but against the entire KC community, especially Chiefs fans, so he should get out there and do something significant to benefit the community. And every minute he’s out there picking up highway trash or whatever, I hope he thinks about what a lowdown scummy and stupid thing he did.

    It’s hard to imagine the mindset of somebody that old deciding to bring a laser to a game and to risk another human being’s sight with it. He’s plenty old enough to know exactly what he was doing. I hope his name and picture are circulated as widely possible in the KC area so that everybody knows what kind of dirtbag he is.

  23. Time for comprehensive, “common sense” laser control. Background checks for sure. Think about all of the cats that are intentionally injured by “playful” lasers every year.

    The best “lasers” of that game were the ones Tom Brady was throwing on all of those third and longs!

  24. “If you feel like somebody’s watching you, it’s because it’s probably true…”

    Welcome to this century. The eye in the sky is everywhere in almost every venue. Stadiums, arenas, theaters, hotels, most businesses and stores, etc

    And that’s not including the cam in every single person’s cell phone.

  25. Not a Patriots fan, but someone needs to be the poster child (or senior citizen) for these stupid stunts. Lock him up, and if you can fine him as well, do it. If he was a season ticket holder, too bad. If his ticket was associated w/a season ticket holder, too bad for that person, too.

  26. Since the guy is a Chiefs fan then the Chiefs are cheating (how else are they going to win with, I don’t care about clock management, Andy) and they should be docked their 1st and 4th round picks.

  27. Risking permanent eye injury for what? A laugh? Or because you think that is what being a fan is?

    They won’t give him jail. The fine will be minimal. Give him 120 hours community service. Make this jerk work it off.

    64-years old and doing this? Good lord!

  28. Maximum sentences are rarely (if ever) considered. This will seem more like a publicity charade in KC if/when the plea bargain is a $250 fine and a public apology. There was clear intent to try to influence the outcome of an event that had economic and other consequences to millions of people, not to mention that he could have permanently harmed someone.

  29. People here asking for jail time and $5,000 fines. Come on, $1,000 and community service hours. Add to this banishment from NFL stadiums is more than enough.

  30. As fans we all pull for our teams to win. But it takes a real dope to go this far. How does he figure he’s gonna get away with it? I figure if my team wins….great. If they lose, it’s not gonna change my life any. We as fans still need to get up the next day and get back to work. Doesn’t really affect my bottom line. Sometimes fans take losing worse then the players. They still get a check every Tuesday, win or lose.

  31. For those saying this guy should grow up, if he hasn’t by the age of 64 he isn’t going to.

  32. Further evidence that sports turns a some people who are supposed to be “Adults” into morons.

  33. I would think Arrowhead security has something to answer for, too. Aren’t metal detectors and body wanding standard policy in the NFL at this point?

  34. Lots of wannabe authoritarians out commenting. Don’t forget it’s entirely likely that you break the law every day- you may know it or you may not.
    Dude is a jerk certainly but banned from the venue is appropriate.
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    Depending on the power of the laser, the dude’s eyesight could have been permanently damaged. It doesn’t matter if it’s TB or anyone else.

  35. flaccodelic says:
    April 10, 2019 at 12:25 pm
    I would think Arrowhead security has something to answer for, too. Aren’t metal detectors and body wanding standard policy in the NFL at this point?

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    People still bring in keys, phones, wallets and you pass them around the metal detector. It wouldn’t be hard to miss. I think you have to blame the person that did it.

  36. All his friends, everyone at his job and the whole city now know who he is. Even if he doesn’t go to jail, he’ll be embarrassed for life. That’s good enough.

  37. A weekend in jail, 48 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine seem about right to me. It was dangerous and stupid.

  38. flaccodelic says:
    April 10, 2019 at 12:25 pm
    I would think Arrowhead security has something to answer for, too. Aren’t metal detectors and body wanding standard policy in the NFL at this point?

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    These things are made of plastic

  39. Detroit Lions management: Sir, we’re going to have to revoke your season tickets.

    Detroit Lions fan: Thank you!

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