Man Faces a Year in Jail for Pointing Laser at Tom Brady During AFC Championship
Dwyan Morgan tried to mess with the GOAT in Kansas City.
Three months after cameras caught a green laser pointing at Tom Brady’s face during the AFC Championship game in January, justice is finally served. A 64-year-old man from Missouri has been cited for the incident, and faces jailtime or a fine for disturbing the peace.
Unfortunately for Dwyan Morgan, the laser didn’t stop the GOAT from getting it done. We all know how the season ended, and it didn’t look so good for Kansas City.
“Evidence showed Brady was unaware of the laser being shined at him,” said prosecutors in a statement obtained by the Boston Globe.
KMBC Kansas City photographer Turner Twyman captured the lasers on camera during two plays. Right after the game, neither team said they’d noticed it.
Our photographer, Turner Twyman, caught someone pointing what appears to be a laser pointer in Tom Brady's face last night. Play between the "muff" that wasn't and Sorensen int. @NFL, @Patriots and @Chiefs all told me they weren't aware of the incident. pic.twitter.com/ejWBQ6i64C
— William Joy (@WilliamKMBC) January 21, 2019
Lasers are banned from NFL games for obvious reasons. You could distract the players, or worse, do permanent damage to their eyes.
The culprit was identified in a joint investigation between the NFL, local authorities and news teams. How they found Morgan was not specified in the court’s citation.
Morgan, of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, now faces the impossible decision of spending up to a year in jail or paying up to $1,000 to Jackson County. It’s merely a slap on the wrist, since the Chiefs already banned him from ever attending a game at Arrowhead Stadium again in February—the ultimate punishment for a fan so diehard he’s willing to break out a cat toy.
Brady was hit by the laser during the fourth quarter of a very exciting AFC title game that took the Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs into overtime on KC’s home turf. The Pats eventually came out on top, 37-31, to earn their ticket to the Super Bowl. (And the rest is history.)
Morgan is set to appear in the Jackson County Municipal Court in July.