According to the Opelika-Auburn News, one Auburn fan who stormed the field following this year’s epic Iron Bowl was found guilty of disorderly conduct.
When thousands of Auburn fans stormed the field, Britt Thomas, 21, was said to be “uncooperative”, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and he was arrested on a Class C misdemeanor.
Why was Thomas arrested when thousands of other fans did the same thing?
That’s the question Thomas’ attorney asked Captain Chris Wallace and argued for his client during the bench trial on Tuesday. Authorities testified that Thomas scuffled with deputies who were patrolling the area following the game, and Captain Wallace said Thomas was only one of a few people to get out at that time.
Thomas will have to pay a $100 fine with a suspended jail sentence. He also said the deputies caused abrasions to his pelvic and armpit area.
Thomas’ attorney said he is strongly considering the possibility of appealing the decision to a jury.
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