NFL investigating laser pointer directed at Tom Brady in AFC Championship Game
Protect Tom Brady at all costs! A new report suggests that the NFL is researching the origin of the laser pointer directed at the quarterback during the AFC Championship Game.
According to the Boston Herald, the green light appeared on Brady’s face during the Patriots’ game against the Kansas City Chiefs. The same report suggests the light came from a Chiefs fan, who was trying to distract the Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
While the latter suggestion remains mere speculation, the league has confirmed that they are, in fact, investigating the true origins and motives behind the mysterious point of light.
Additionally, the Kansas City police have said that though they aren’t investigating the situation, they will do so if asked.
While this seems like much ado about nothing, the reality is, laser pointers can injure people’s eyesight, especially if shined directly into the eyes. Because of their ability to cause injury and distraction, laser pointers are, in fact, banned at professional sports games.
The laser pointer did nothing to distract Tom Brady, however, who ended up taking the AFC victory for his beloved Patriots. They’re now on their way to the Super Bowl, where they will face off against the Los Angeles Rams.
However, a prior laser pointer incident in 2014 caused a Lions fan to lose his season passes, get convicted of a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, and serve 80 hours in community service. So, this is not something to be taken lightly.
Tom Brady and the Patriots will play in the Super Bowl on Feb. 3.