Kansas City fan who flashed laser at Tom Brady will face charges, report says

Sources told ESPN law enforcement has been pushing for “the harshest penalty possible.’’

A screen grab from a video from KMBC9 in Kansas City. What appears to be a green light from a laser pointed from the stands can be seen on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during a play in the fourth quarter. The NFL has said they are investigating the incidents. The New England Patriots visited the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. (KMBC9 Kansas City)
A screen grab from a video from KMBC9 in Kansas City. What appears to be a green light from a laser pointed from the stands can be seen on Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during a play in the fourth quarter. The NFL has said they are investigating the incidents. The New England Patriots visited the Kansas City Chiefs for the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. (KMBC9 Kansas City) –KMBC9 Kansas City

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.

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.

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Lasers are banned at NFL games and security at the Super Bowl will be checking for them, Schefter reported.

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