The fan who shined a laser on Tom Brady during the AFC Championship Game at Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium will face charges, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Chiefs’ fan who flashed a laser on Tom Brady during the AFC Championship game now has been banned from Arrowhead Stadium and will face charges, per league sources.https://t.co/FJoH6AX4AZ— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 3, 2019
The fan was identified by the Kansas City police department, apprehended, and has been banned from Arrowhead Stadium. According to Schefter’s report, Kansas City police initially wanted to charge the fan with disorderly conduct, but didn’t feel those charges were strong enough.
Sources told Schefter law enforcement has been pushing for “the harshest penalty possible.’’
An NFL spokesman confirmed one day after the game that the league would look into the incident, which was caught by a cameraman from Kansas City station KMBC.
Lasers are banned at NFL games and security at the Super Bowl will be checking for them, Schefter reported.
Our photographer, Turner Twyman, caught someone pointing what appears to be a laser pointer in Tom Brady's face last night. Play between the "muff" that wasn't and Sorensen int. @NFL, @Patriots and @Chiefs all told me they weren't aware of the incident. pic.twitter.com/ejWBQ6i64C— William Joy (@WilliamKMBC) January 21, 2019