Tim Legler And Friends Involved In An Incident At The Linc On Monday Night

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Lost in all of the Donovan McNabb hoopla the past few days was a neat little story forwarded along to us by the awesome Philly site The 700 Level via The Daily News....

Apparently Tim Legler and his fiance (a former Eagles' Cheerleader) were in attendance during the Monday Night game and were sitting with former Eagles' DE Brandon Whiting. One of Legler's other guests (only labeled as a friend) just happened to be wearing a Skins jersey to the affair and set the follow chain of events in motion.

An Eagles fan was detained by security at Monday's game at the Linc after shoving a security guard who had come over to break up an argument involving the fan, former Eagles defensive end Brandon Whiting and ESPN's Tim Legler.

According to Whiting and Legler, a man behind their row in the club level was making lewd comments and gestures to Whiting's wife, Amanda, and Legler's fiancee, Christina Fuller, a former Eagles Cheerleader.

Whiting says he approached the man and asked him to cool it, leading fans to chant "asshole, asshole" at him. An eyewitness says he did not see Whiting or Legler lay a hand on anybody, but did see the security guard take a tumble, and then a man being led away in cuffs. The heckling began because a friend of Legler's wore a Redskins jersey.
Let's just institute two new rules right now. 1) It isn't necessary to wear your team's jersey to an away game.....especially in Philly. You won't be thought any less of a fan if you don't sport the colors. 2) Can we not call women derogatory names and the like at sporting events (or ever really).....especially to a former NFL Defensive End. It's just going to end badly for you. One way or another.

Also kudos to Whiting for handling that situation as best and as calmly as he could.

McNabb wasn't the only one harassed at the Linc Monday Night (The 700 Level)
Linc fan gets an escort (Philly Daily News)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 3:59 PM


See, the guy was probably a black guy, and black guys are allowed to say those things to women, especially in Philly, which has a black QB on their football team.

No were he to be in San Diego, it would be different, but he was in Philly.

hollywood wags said...
Sep 19, 2007, 4:27:00 PM  

I've never understood the glorification of Philly's "passionate" fans. Get a fucking life, loser. Taunting women at sporting events should lose it's allure somewhere around the time you realize cooties don't exist.

matt said...
Sep 19, 2007, 4:59:00 PM  

Philly fans are fucking losers.

GMoney said...
Sep 19, 2007, 5:32:00 PM  

We should round up all Eagles fans and all Packers fans and let them eat each other until there is one last man standing.

Anonymous said...
Sep 19, 2007, 6:23:00 PM  

Let's not rip too much on Philly fans, someone needed to take Santa Claus down a peg.

For the record, ripping on anyone's wife is weak, but a former DE? That's just stupid.

Kyle said...
Sep 19, 2007, 10:04:00 PM  

Philly is a great town to live in (I know cause I live here), but its a terrible town to root for another football team in. Everyone here takes it so personally when someone has the gall to not root for the Eagles. I grew up in DC so I'm a Skins fan and I root for my team regardless of where I live. I'm not going to change just cause I live here, but that means that I have to make certain consessions, such as not going to any Eagles/Redskins games. I generally stay at home and watch, or if I go out, I go out to a place that I know won't be overrun by meatheads who think that insulting their mother and rooting for the opposing team are on equal footing. If I went to an Eagles/Skins game I would wear my Sean Taylor jersey, but because I know what the likely result of that would be, I just watch on TV. Its kind of a shame that it has to be this way, but such is life, and such is Philly.

mattymatty said...
Sep 20, 2007, 11:38:00 PM  

How the fuck would we know what ethnicity the asshole fan was anyway. Why must he be black and why does it just so happen than the comment is made by a San Diego. This town is virtually void of African Americans in any measurable numbers and the general vibe is one of indifference to blacks as evidenced by the respondent's unsolicited racial critique of an otherwise benign subject (two washed up sports guys, their ladies and a heckler).

Anonymous said...
Jun 15, 2008, 8:56:00 AM  

Legler is the MAN

CassavaLeaf.com said...
Nov 18, 2009, 8:29:00 PM  

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