Fans of America, you can now breathe easier: You can still get shit-faced, run onto the field and slap Carson Palmer on the ass, and you won't have to worry about much time in the clink. A day after a zealous prosecutor threatened to put crazed Bengals "fan" Greg Gall away for 30 days for becoming the 40,000th Cincinnati resident to steal a pass from Brett Favre last month, today Gall was merely sentenced to probation and community service for his mad dash.
This is fantastic news for those of us who like the occasional guy on the field not wearing pads; hey, what could possibly go wrong? And as for Gall ... well, since he's such a legendary drinker, we encourage him to email us: We're in Cincinnati for the holiday and would love to meet the man for a beer. We'll tell your story the right way, Greg ... the slurry way.
Bengals Fan Avoids Jail Time [Cincinnati Enquirer]