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Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Posted on: January 28, 2012 7:04 pm
 
A Lions fan admitted calling in a bomb threat to the Superdome. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

During the Lions-Saints playoff game on January 7, a Lions fan named Shawn Payton (no, really) called in a bomb threat to the Superdome, he admitted this past week.

After Jimmy Graham caught a Drew Brees touchdown to give the Saints a 21-14 lead in the third quarter, a receptionist at the Superdome received a bomb threat from Payton.

"I will blow up your building," Payton told the receptionist, according to a federal affidavit obtained by the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Later, Payton called the Superdome again, after the Lions attempted an onsides kick that the Saints recovered, and asked to pass along a message to Sean Payton, in which he threatened "severe consequences" if the Saints won the game.

"Hi, I want you to relay a message to the sideline," the caller said. "If your stupid Southern team keeps winning, there will be reper ... severe consequences. OK?"

The FBI traced the calls back to Payton, who's quickly trying to make up excuses for why he called in a bomb threat.

"I'm not a bad person. I was just so proud of the Lions finally making the playoffs for the first time in God knows how long," he said, per the Times-Picayune. "I got caught up in the heat of the moment, and I seriously, highly regret making those calls."

Our non-legally-binding guess on how the FBI responds to that excuse? Not well. This isn't something that's forgiven because a team made the playoffs. There were tens of thousands of people in the Superdome at the time, and it doesn't really matter whether Payton "meant" to threaten harm to these people.

He did. And now he'll appear before a judge on Monday, who hopefully will feel the same way.

Via MDS at PFT

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Comments

Since: Jul 3, 2007
Posted on: January 29, 2012 4:04 pm
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

I hate to be the one to ask why this is news, even after I clicked on the article, read it in length and chose to comment on it. But really. It's basically a harmless but crazy kids who was named Shawn Payton. Actually, yeah, that is kinda funny, so never mind...



Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 2:24 pm
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Way to stay classy, Detroit...
Way to make stupid, unwarranted associations, genius. The guy was and is a piece of crap. That doesn't mean the entire city of Detroit and it's NFL franchise are responsible for his actions. This is the mirror-kin of saying it's society's fault. Grow up.



Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 1:04 pm
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

 His next reason for calling is that he suffers fom Suh-itis Disease and Schwartz Shitz. This caused him not to think clearly and therefore not guilty. He only needs a good enema, labotomy and a ticket out of that cesspool named Detroit and he will be cured.


mnix47mn
Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:43 am
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Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:39 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Dirty fan of a dirty team in a dirty city.


mnix47mn
Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:30 am
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mnix47mn
Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:26 am
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Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:25 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Way to stay classy, Detroit...



Since: Oct 22, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2012 11:25 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Payton's only mistake was that he didn't call from a pay phone.  Other than this.. he's just having fun (according to Suh).




Since: Sep 11, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 10:51 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Lions fan........nuf said.



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