By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
The fan who allegedly shined a laser pointer in Tom Brady’s face during the AFC Championship Game has been identified as a 64-year-old man from Lee’s Summit, Mo., according to a news release from Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker.
Dwyan Morgan was reportedly cited for disturbing the peace and faces up to a year in jail, plus a possible $1,000 fine. He also faces a lifetime ban from Arrowhead Stadium after he allegedly shined the green laser pointer in Brady’s face during the AFC title game, which the Patriots won 37-31 over the Chiefs to advance to Super Bowl LIII.
Video of the incident via William Joy of KMBC shows the green laser being waved in front of Brady as he called a play at the line of scrimmage.
A source tells Glenn E. Rice of the Kansas City Star that investigators used the above video and eyewitnesses to identify Morgan as the culprit.
Laser pointers are nothing to mess around with when it comes to shining them in people’s eyes. Doing so risks permanent damage to your vision. It’s more hazardous than, say, throwing a beer can. Members of the military reportedly reached out to Brady after the incident to inform him about the dangers associated with laser pointers. Brady himself has never commented on the story.
Morgan’s age is clearly the most notable detail of the report. If he did do this, perhaps the consequences will help him realize that there’s more to life than distracting an opposing quarterback you don’t like with something as dangerous as a laser pointer.
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