CLEVELAND (WWJ/AP) – An Ohio man accused of streaking across the field when the Detroit Lions were playing in Cleveland will no longer be able to set foot at FirstEnergy Stadium as its administration has banned him from entering the property.
Twenty-year-old Anthony Saveriano on Wednesday was notified of the team’s decision during his sentencing hearing in Cleveland Municipal Court.
Judge Lauren Moore found Saveriano guilty of a criminal trespassing charge and ordered him to clean up after tailgaters in the city’s municipal lot for four games this season. He’ll be on probation for one year and must pay a $200 fine and court fees.
Attorney Fred C. Crosby says Saveriano is remorseful about his actions.
Lions running back Joique Bell twice shoved down Saveriano during the Aug. 15 game before security tackled him.
Lions’ linebacker Ashlee Palmer said it was one of those things that you can’t “unsee.”
“It was not an enjoying sight,” he said with a laugh. “But the guy that tackled him at the end of it, that was a nice form tackle, man. Probably could use him.”
97.1 The Ticket’s Tony Ortiz also got an eyeful of the action.
“Pretty impressive run from the stands. He dashed past two cops to make it onto the field,” T.O. said via email. ”Unfortunately, when I first saw him, he had just pulled down his underwear, revealing his hairy white butt… Felt bad for the policemen who had to tackle him. Pretty sure one got a face full of cheek as he took him to the ground. Not enough showers in the world to remove that stigma.”
It took seven officials to subdue Saveriano, using a swift kick to the groin to finally bring him down.
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