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Steelers vs. Bengals Playoff Game Leads to 6 Fans’ Arrest

bengals+steelers+webThe Cincinnati Bengals lost to the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers 18-16 in an AFC Wild Card game Saturday night. It was a heart-breaker for Bengals fans, who were hoping for their first playoff victory since 1990. A personal foul by Adam “Pacman” Jones in the dying seconds of the game put the Steelers in field goal range for the game-winner. This lack of discipline caused the Bengals the game and their hopes at winning the franchise’s first Super Bowl. The high emotions on the field carried into the stands, which led to six fan arrests inside Paul Brown Stadium.

Naughty Fans

The first incident occurred before the opening kickoff. It began when a drunk 19-year-old Bengals fan Jared McCarty accused a woman of cutting him in line at an entrance gate and stole her Bengals hat. They ran into each other at their seats, and the argument continued before McCarty allegedly punched her in the head, causing her to drop to the ground. Another Bengals fan, 33-year-old Martin Cooke, urinated on the person sitting in front of him, which obviously led to a fight. 25-year-old Steelers fan David Grillo was charged with assault after throwing a beer at another fan, causing facial lacerations. Another Steelers fan Andrew Robles, 28, was ejected from the game but escaped law enforcement officers before punching a woman in the face. Yet another Steelers fan from Indiana allegedly punched a woman in the face while exiting the stadium. Lastly, a man head-butted another man in the face inside the stadium.

Clearly, playoff football and beer bring out the worst in some people.

Assault in Tennessee

Not all of the criminals involved in altercations that night are being charged with assault, but many of them are. Being charged with assault is a serious offense in Tennessee. Assault is defined as intentionally causing bodily injury to another. An assault charge can either be a Class A misdemeanor — up to 11 months and 29 days in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500 — or a Class B misdemeanor — up to six months in jail and a maximum fine of $500.

Hire a Nashville Criminal Defense Attorney

At Turner Law Offices, P.C., we understand the burden an assault arrest can have on you and your family. Our caring and compassionate attorneys have over 20 years of experience in handling criminal defense assault cases and will make the process less traumatic for you. It is imperative to have a competent attorney on your side to reach the best outcome possible. Contact our offices today for a Free Initial Consultation either online or on the phone.

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