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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: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: January 29, 2012 10:40 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

This guy is simply a Moron.  Thinking back however, I am starting to wonder if he did detonate the Saints secondary for the last 4 minutes of the SF game!!



Since: Jul 10, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2012 10:20 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

This kid probably won't go to jail but he'll receive a fine of at least $15,000, probably more since it was across state lines. I'm surprised there aren't more stories like this involving fanatics threatening players or teams. Maybe there are but we just don't hear about it.



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 10:10 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Enjoy the next 20 years at Levenworth, dude!



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: January 29, 2012 9:58 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Hears the heat of the moment for you Shawn Peyton. Bubba looking down at you in the jail cell , licking his chops. Oops.




Since: May 12, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 9:52 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Shows how desperate we are for a winner lol but no seriously i am flabbergasted someone even a suffering lions fan for that matter would undertake such drastic measures to affect the outcome of a game !



Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 9:33 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

To funny brandon31577



Since: Jun 11, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:45 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

im a lions fan and im not a bad person, this boy who made the bomb threat is an idiot and I hope he gets locked up for a while but when you label all lion fans idiots your being a sick motherlesss idiot yourself.


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Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:24 am
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Since: Jan 29, 2012
Posted on: January 29, 2012 8:22 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

The Lions, perpetual losers setting records (16-0) no one would wish to own have dramatically improved due to some very effective drafts. (Are you listening Arizona, the Cards have had as many top 5 picks as the Lions but the direction seems to be down not up) However it's clear at least some fans remain complete and absolute losers on their own. Mr. Payton, are you aware that with all the nasty terrorists stuff the Feds just aren't likely to slap your hand, utter "What a pathetic dumb as_ " and let you go. When was the last time a bomb threat did anything the clown making the threat hoped to accomplish? Maybe a building emptied, but once checked it filled up again and maybe a flight was delayed but once the bomb sniffing dogs went through the cargo and up and down the aisles, they still went forward with the flight. Maybe Mr Payton should let up a little learn to relax, it's just a game man while the time you waste in federal prison is your life.



Since: Mar 15, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 7:40 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Another dumb mistake, representative of everything that is Lions football this year. From the front office to Coach Schwartz to a host of players and now the fans are joining in. This team is loaded with talent and could have had a great year instead of a good year. But until they develop some degree of maturity, intelligence and class they will continue to be mired in their own mistakes. I know the Lion faithful like their coach, but as they say a fish stinks from the head down. He sets the pace and example for all the stupid, immature actions that went on with this team throughout the year, and then he made excuses in support of those mistakes. This is amoungst the most undisciplined teams in reccent memory, and as a Packer fan I hope they continue in the same direction!


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