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.
(CHILDREN, AVERT YOUR EYES):
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.
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.