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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 06:49 PM
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Yankees net jumper could face jail
Yankee Stadium jumper banned for life, could face jail
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- A baseball fan who jumped from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium onto the netting behind home plate has been banned for life from the ballpark and could be sent to jail, a judge said Wednesday.

Scott Harper, 19, of Armonk, N.Y., pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless endangerment following last season's plunge at the New York Yankees' Bronx stadium. District Attorney Robert Johnson recommended probation and restitution to the Yankees, but Harper rejected the deal.

Harper's criminal sentence, to be handed down Sept. 19, will depend on the outcome of another case in Westchester County for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, state Supreme Court Judge Troy Webber said.

The district attorney's office recommended 30 days in jail; Harper had faced up to a year.

A telephone message left at Harper's home was not immediately returned Wednesday.

Harper dropped about 40 feet onto the large net, which stops foul balls from flying back into the stands, during the eighth inning of an Aug. 10, 2005, game against the Chicago White Sox. The game was delayed for four minutes while he was removed.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-10-06 07:06 PM
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1. I'd give him the chair
or whatever capital punishment they have in New York. I've had it up to here with fans interfering with the game. Even the beach balls at Dodger Stadium have gotten tiring.

What about Jeff Maier and Steve Bartman? Those fuckers turned around playoff games by interfering with balls in play and got off scot-free. I would've hung 'em. :grr:
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