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by Jon Surmacz

Fans Won’t Be Charged for Sheffield Run-In

May 06, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Fenway Fracas Finished… The two Boston Red Sox fans who jousted with New York Yankees right fielder Gary Sheffield during an April 14 game at Fenway Park in Boston will not be charged after a court dismissed the case for lack of evidence. The Associated Press reports that Christopher House and Matthew Donovan were charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct. The Red Sox have revoked House’s season tickets and banned Donovan from buying tickets this season. Said Sheffield on the judgment, “If that’s the way you want to handle the situation, you handle it the way you see fit. But, you know, what happens when the next incident happens? If you feel that’s setting an example, so be it.”

Earlier this week, two Los Angeles Dodgers fans were arrested for jumping the fence onto the field at Dodger stadium.

Last year, CSO caught up with Milton Ahlerich, the NFL’s vice president of security, to learn how the nation’s most popular league protects players and fans. Read “Goal-Line Stand” from the January 2004 issue.