We all remember the dude who tried to run naked on the field during Super Bowl LV in Tampa. Well, a new bill would make that a first-degree misdemeanor. Fans who run on the field during sporting events, or even throw something, can face up to a year in jail time and a fine up to $2,500.
The bill was filed by Sen. Corey Simon, R-Tallahassee on Tuesday (2/14). It also would apply to other entertainment venues, not just sporting events. Simon was actually an All-American defensive tackle at Florida State University before playing eight years in the National Football League.
This just doesn’t apply to fans who try to get some action on the field. If they throw objects on the field or attempt to strike players/coaches, the same charge will apply. The bill also seeks to prevent people from financially benefitting from these acts. Some remember the streaker from the Super Bowl also placed a bet that there would be a streaker. He almost won $375,000 until the online betting platform learned he planned the whole thing. Ultimately, he was sentenced to 100 hours of community service and a year of probation.