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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 10, 2010
Posted on: January 29, 2012 4:50 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

uuhh..yea walk out and tell the coach im going to blow him up...and can you pick me up a pizza and drop it off.




Since: Sep 5, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 2:25 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

I thought Suh made that call..please help me out. Next year the Lions Wiill Roar watch out.. Go Detroit



Since: May 10, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 1:27 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Can't you picture this guy?  There he is, sitting in his mom's basement (where he lives), with his two flat-screen TVs.  Lions game on one, Call of Duty on the other.  Between mouthfulls of Cool Ranch Doritos he witnesses the Lions go down by a TD:
 
"I know...I know...I'll learn 'em!  Where's my phone?  HEY MA???  IS MY PHONE UPSTAIRS???  YEAH, I GOTTA MAKE A CALL!"



Since: May 10, 2009
Posted on: January 29, 2012 1:11 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

"First Ballot Dumb-ass"...priceless!



Since: Dec 19, 2011
Posted on: January 29, 2012 1:06 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

What do you mean he's not a bad person ??? Absolutely he's a bad person...He's a Lions Fan...LMAO



Since: Apr 10, 2008
Posted on: January 29, 2012 12:37 am
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

piece of vile trash



Since: Feb 5, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:55 pm
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

Hes not a bad person. Just a dumbass



Since: Apr 17, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:33 pm
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

"I love my Lions so much that I'm willing to blow up the team to prove my point"
Hahahahaha Laughing

I don't think that guy thought this through at all. I'd say he should know better, but he is a Lions fan who lived through 0-16. Who knows where his mental state is at this point? Tongue out



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: January 28, 2012 11:21 pm
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

"I love my Lions so much that I'm willing to blow up the team to prove my point"



Since: Oct 19, 2010
Posted on: January 28, 2012 10:55 pm
 

Lions fan admits calling bomb threat to Superdome

sucks a tard fan like him has to give us lions fans such a bad rep


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