Yesterday’s Bengals-Steelers game was an insane punching contest on the field, with a series of high-profile cheap shots and blows to the head down the stretch. Turns out the violence extended to the stands, and there were some doozies. The Cincinnati Enquirer has a rundown of six arrests that happened at Paul Brown Stadium, which include urine and alcohol where they don’t belong, and some more serious instances of violence:
Martin Cooke, 33, of Germantown, Kentucky, was arrested after police said he urinated on the person in front of him in Paul Brown Stadium. Cooke, who wore a Bengals hoodie, is accused of fighting with the man and punching him in the face, court documents state. He is facing disorderly conduct and assault charges. Cooke is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
Not cool Martin. But not nearly as bad as young Jared here:
The first altercation occurred in a line to get inside the stadium around 8 p.m. just before the game’s kickoff. Police said it began when Jared McCarty, 19, of Reading, argued with a woman about cutting in line at an entrance gate and stole her Bengals hat.
McCarty, who wore a Bengals jersey, threw the hat away, police said, and the two groups separated only to run into each other again at their seats inside the stadium. The argument resumed in the stands and McCarty allegedly punched the woman in the head, causing her to fall to the ground, court documents state.
Police discovered a fake identification card on McCarty upon his arrest. The teen admitted to drinking alcohol, police said.
Also in ‘Beer Where It Shouldn’t Be’:
Police said David Grillo, 25, of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, was wearing a black jersey as he walked up an aisle in the stadium and threw a beer at a fan during the game. The beer hit the fan in the face and caused lacerations, police said. Grillo is accused of assault. His court date is not yet scheduled.
Read about the rest over at the Cincinnati Enquirer.