BUFFALO, N.Y. (WFLA) – A Florida man is accused of throwing a sex toy onto the field during a nationally-televised Monday Night Football game in western New York.
The Buffalo Bills hosted the New England Patriots at New Era Field in Orchard Park Monday night. At some point during the game, a sex toy was thrown onto the field.
Authorities later arrested 34-year-old Michael Abdallah of Oviedo. WIVB in Buffalo reports witnesses and surveillance from the stadium helped the Erie County Sheriff’s Office identify him.
Abdallah is now facing a disorderly conduct charge.
Sports Illustrated reports that at least three sex toys were thrown onto the field during Monday night’s game. There’s no word yet on whether any other arrests have been made.
The “tradition” of the objects being thrown on the field whenever the Bills host the Patriots started back in the 2016 season.
Officials at New Era Field tried to thwart any possible incidents before the game started. They issued a warning on Twitter Monday afternoon saying, “Reminder that if you throw anything onto the field you will be arrested. Police and video presence will be heavy.”