By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — Tyreek Hill was on fire Sunday night at Gillette Stadium. But that doesn’t mean some dope in the stands had to douse him with a beer.

At least they’ll never attend an event at Gillette again, and will soon face charges for their actions.

Hill had himself a game Sunday night, racking up 142 receiving yards and three touchdowns in the Patriots-Chiefs offensive showcase in Foxboro. That included a dynamic 75-yard catch-and-run touchdown late in the fourth quarter that tied the game at 40-40 with 3:03 left.

Having already seen him find the end zone twice before, a group of Patriots fans decided to let Hill know they were sick of his scoring. While most fans harmlessly extended Hill a middle finger (or two), one nincompoop decided to fling a beer in the receiver’s face.


One fan does not represent an entire fan base, but that is one bad look for the Patriots faithful. The good news is the Patriots identified the culprit and turned the matter over to Foxboro police, the team announced Monday afternoon.

The fan in question has been sent a letter of “disinvite” to all future events at Gillette Stadium, the team said in their statement.

Foxboro police were also able to identify the man, a 21-year-old resident of Mansfield, but will not release his name until the complaint issues. The beer thrower will be summonsed to Wrentham District Court in the near future on charges of disorderly conduct and throwing an object at a sporting event.

This 21-year-old Mansfield man is charged with throwing beer on Tyreek Hill at Gillette Stadium, October 14, 2018. (WBZ-TV graphic)

To his credit, Hill brushed the incident off after the game.

“My coach [Andy Reid] told me, ‘Don’t get emotional. Don’t get mad about it because it comes with the territory,’” Hill told reporters. “I’m not mad at all.”

But he is now looking into what kind of legal action he can take against the fan, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

The Patriots won Sunday night’s game 43-40 on a last-second field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.

Comments (63)
  1. jtoose says:

    Banned from paying ridiculous ticket prices, $12 beers and $50 parking? That’s rough!!

  2. Vox Veritas says:

    They’re Patriots fans, lifelong cheaters and fans of same.

    What’d you expect from ill-behaved imbeciles?

    1. Paul Goedecke says:

      This is not we the Patriot Nation! This man should be prosecuted for disorderly conduct in the civil court and the Patriots have the right to ban him from any and all games that they feel is warranted. But to slam all of us at Patriot Nation as Vox Veritas does above, is sophomoric. Kansas City is a great team this year and Hill is an amazing player as well as their QB. We are all passionate about our teams especially we of the Patriot Nation, but on behalf of the Patriot Nation I apologize to Mr. Hill for this person’s uncalled for, unsportsmanship-like behavior.

      1. Lewis Goudy says:

        “This man should be prosecuted for disorderly conduct in the civil court”

        Disorderly conduct is a crime rather than a tort. Prosecutors prosecute criminals rather than tortfeasors, and they do so in criminal rather than civil court. The relevant tort action (in this case for trespass against person) would be brought not by a prosecutor but by the injured party as plaintiff, and tortfeasors do not defend but respond. The beer slinger will be a defendant in the criminal action (a crime is a wrongful act that injures society) and a respondent in the civil action (torts injure private rather than public interests). Why he needs to confer with the NFL or anybody else I know not. Perhaps he is contractually constrained from pursuing relief on his own discretion as a condition of his employment. Perhaps he is at liberty to do so and is consulting with the league as a matter of custom. I know that the rules require him to avoid injuring the NFL’s public image. Suing a fan in a case like this might well be so construed, so that is likely what’s going on here (i.e., optics management).

    2. jtoose says:

      Look in the mirror loser!!

  3. Roy Bigroy says:

    Prison stay including beatings would be a fitting penalty if he pleads guilty. If he pleads not guilty, throw away the key.

  4. Joe Zazzarino says:

    Probably a Boston Red Sox Fan Too!

  5. Bob Suyak says:

    One fan is not a “them”, author seems poorly educated.

  6. Stephen Reese says:

    I would like to see that little coward step onto the field and throw a beer in a NFL players face. He would be broken like the little snake he is.

    1. Alden Reed says:

      With an arm like that, he’d probably be a QB. Gets hit, draws flag, first down. Far more likely the NFL player gets in an altercation with him off the field, since that sort of the norm these days.

  7. Jim Trunk says:

    Probably part of antifa.Typical coward.

  8. David Brockett says:

    Put him in a room with Hill and lock the door…GAME OVER!

  9. Robert Quinn says:

    What a class act……….moron.

  10. Tom Evans says:

    It’s BS. When the players stop kneeling and disrespecting everyone in the country, the fans may act with more respect.

  11. What an idiot. The local authorities should definitely take action. But he only deserves shame and a stiff fine; maybe jail time if he has serious priors. I hope Tyreek Hill is the better man and decides to stay out of it. He shouldn’t get into this unless the local authorities drop the ball.

  12. Matt Freeman says:

    all you people make me sick. i hope you all get murdered