Florida Man Who Ran On Super Bowl Field Charged with Trespassing

After running onto the field during the Super Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on Sunday, a Florida man is facing a misdemeanor trespassing charge.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested 31-year-old Yuri Andrade just before 10 p.m. on Sunday, and he was booked into jail early Monday morning, according to online jail records

USA Today reports the Boca Raton, Florida resident was released around 8 a.m. Monday after posting a cash bond of $500.

Andrade told USA Today that he anticipated that he would be arrested for running onto the field, and he was not yet sure whether he would contest the trespassing charge.

“It was just a joke between friends, pretty much,” he said to USA Today. “It wasn’t nothing crazy like I was trying to harm anyone.”

Andrade’s on-field stunt appears to be an attempt to draw attention to an X-rated website, whose name was printed on the pink one-piece that he wore as he ran onto the field. He told USA Today he didn’t work for the company, but the owner purchased his ticket to the game.

USA Today reports local authorities arrested four fans during Sunday’s game, including Andrade, and ejected four others without a criminal charge.

There was also one unfounded bomb threat, which the two law enforcement agencies said “remains an active investigation.”

Within the 10 days leading up to the Super Bowl, authorities reported 18 arrests or ejections involving the event, none of which were felony arrests.

“I cannot express how much it means that our public safety families all came to our hometown to make hosting this historic Super Bowl a safe experience,” Tampa police chief Brian Dugan said in a statement. “With so many open‐air venues spread across our great city, these partnerships worked in a variety of locations to keep everyone safe.”

Written by Megan Turner

Megan graduated from the University of Central Florida and writes and tweets about anything related to sports. She replies to comments she shouldn't reply to online and thinks the CFP Rankings are absolutely rigged. Follow her on Twitter at @Megnturner_ and Instagram at @Megnturner.

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