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Eagles Fan Dumped mom's ashes on field

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Reality, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Reality

    Reality Administrator Staff Member

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    Fan: Dumped mom's ashes on field

    'She never cared for any other team except the Eagles'

    PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- A man arrested for running onto the field during the Philadelphia Eagles' game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday told police he was spreading his late mother's ashes.

    Christopher Noteboom, of Tempe, Arizona, ran onto the field holding a plastic bag, leaving a cloud of fine powder behind.

    As he reached the 30-yard line, he dropped to his knees, made the sign of the cross and laid down on his stomach. Security personnel reached him moments later and he offered no resistance as he was escorted from the field.

    The 33-year-old Noteboom, a native of Doylestown, said his mother died of emphysema in January 2005, shortly before the Eagles' Super Bowl appearance.

    "She never cared for any other team except the Eagles," Noteboom told WPVI-TV after he was released from custody Monday.

    "I know that the last handful of ashes I had are laying on the field, and will never be taken away. She'll always be part of Lincoln Financial Field and of the Eagles."

    Noteboom, a bar owner in Arizona, was charged with defiant trespass. He has a hearing scheduled for December 27.

    "It's bizarre, but we have a zero tolerance for people who run on the field," Police Inspector William Colarulo said. "We especially have a zero tolerance for people who run onto the field and dump an unknown substance in a stadium full of people."

    Eagles spokeswoman Bonnie Grant said the team has declined requests to spread ashes on the field.
  2. Faerluna

    Faerluna I'm Complicated

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    I can understand the sentiment, but as a player, that would be kinda revolting.

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  3. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Wow, in this day and age, what with terrorists and all, that is so true.
  4. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Well-Known Member

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    You would think he would have kept them in a Chunky soup can.
  5. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Active Member

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    First a coffin, now ashes. Those Philly fans... <shakes head>.
  6. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    She's not the only thing Dead at Lincoln Field this year!.
  7. wsmith_1972

    wsmith_1972 New Member

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    How did this get by security?...

    Just tells you how good security is...for all we know it could be ricin, antrax or some other deadly substance.

    If I were a player, I would have refused to complete the game.
  8. TheSkaven

    TheSkaven Last Man Standing

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    Interesting, I've had told my wife I want my ashes spread across a football field, preferably the Cowboys' new stadium, when I die. She is to use whatever means necessary. :) So I can appreciate the sentiment.
  9. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Interestingly enough... this whole ordeal is a beautiful, poignant metaphor for the iggles season... ;)
  10. jazzcat22

    jazzcat22 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it was really symbolic for TO and McChunk.
  11. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    What really bothers me here is that I just know, deep down, that the kid's mom probably wasn't a huge Eagle fan. Mom likely watched the games so she could be with the kid.
  12. stag hunter

    stag hunter Hater

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    Do you know how long it would take to let 75,000 fans into a stadium if you searched each individually long enough to find and identify every item on their person?
  13. DC Cowboy

    DC Cowboy Active Member

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    Hmmm my mom is a HUGE Cowboys fan so I may disagree with you on that one. She is 65 and goes to sports bars if they are not showing them here on a local TV. I remember I walked into one, one Sunday and they were drinking and rowdy (typical NFL fans) and there she was sitting right in front of the big screen just as intense as anyone else minus the profanity. :lmao2:
  14. wsmith_1972

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    They check everyone's bags. I don't think they pay much attentions but a big bag filled with a powdery substance should raise the red flags. I'm sure he could tie it to his legs and get away with it....but that is what makes it so freaking scary.
  15. mr.jameswoods

    mr.jameswoods Active Member

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    I think some compassion could be shown here by the police. I know it was wrong for the guy to trespass but he wasn't streaking or anything. And if it was your mother, who knows what you might do.
  16. lurkercowboy

    lurkercowboy Active Member

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    That is a rough time to go through, no doubt.
  17. Tricked

    Tricked Fascinated

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    getting it past the security at the gates would be the easy part, but how did he get on the field? i've been to a few games and they have security everywhere at the bottom of the stands
  18. trickblue

    trickblue Old Testament... Zone Supporter

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    Because 94% of them look like this...

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  19. AmishCowboy

    AmishCowboy if you ain't first, you're last

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    Why didn't he wait until the Game was over and then do it or maybe during Pregame warmups.
  20. royhitshard

    royhitshard New Member

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    Good question. Maybe it meant more by going during the game.

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