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BAMAPHIN 22
08-11-2006, 10:07 AM
A baseball fan who jumped from the upper deck at Yankee Stadium onto the netting behind home plate has been banned for life from the ballpark and could be sent to jail, a judge said Wednesday.

Scott Harper, 19, of Armonk, N.Y., pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless endangerment following last season's plunge at the New York Yankees (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/yankees)' Bronx stadium. District Attorney Robert Johnson recommended probation and restitution to the Yankees, but Harper rejected the deal.

Harper's criminal sentence, to be handed down Sept. 19, will depend on the outcome of another case in Westchester County for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, state Supreme Court Judge Troy Webber said.
The district attorney's office recommended 30 days in jail; Harper had faced up to a year. A telephone message left at Harper's home was not immediately returned Wednesday. Harper dropped about 40 feet onto the large net, which stops foul balls from flying back into the stands, during the eighth inning of an Aug. 10, 2005, game against the Chicago White Sox (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/white_sox).

The game was delayed for four minutes while he was removed. After the final out, Harper was carried from the ballpark on a stretcher, his head immobilized in a neck brace, and taken to a hospital, where he was treated and released.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/baseball/mlb/08/10/yankeestadium.fan.ap/index.html

BDC87
08-11-2006, 04:51 PM
LMAO, I saw the vid on my local sports report, that guy was out of it. Took a while for them to sentence him. I wonder what would have happend if had weighed 100lbs more?

phinphan896
08-11-2006, 06:05 PM
that guys a bum

Rocky Raccoon
08-11-2006, 07:33 PM
must be a Yankees fan

FIN-IN-RI
08-11-2006, 07:35 PM
must be a Yankees fan

Their finest. It was probably FinsNYanksFan all coked up. Dumb-a$$.:shakeno:

Jt0323
08-11-2006, 07:58 PM
Question they say hes banned for life but how hard do you think it is for him to go to another game... you really think ppl will remember who he is and how he looks like a few yeras from now?

Ray Finkle
08-11-2006, 08:02 PM
Question they say hes banned for life but how hard do you think it is for him to go to another game... you really think ppl will remember who he is and how he looks like a few yeras from now?

Good question, my guess is he'll probably go back but if anyone ever remembers him he could get serious jail time for breaking the agreement.

Rocky Raccoon
08-11-2006, 10:21 PM
so basically this ban only lasts 2 years since the Yankees are getting a new stadium.


Harper told three friends with whom he was sitting that he was going to test whether the net would hold his weight and then jumped, police said.
what a freakin moron...

"and if the net doesn't hold my weight, I get to injure a whole bunch of people dudes!"

:shakeno: :shakeno: :shakeno:

FinsNYanksFan13
08-12-2006, 12:12 AM
Their finest. It was probably FinsNYanksFan all coked up. Dumb-a$$.:shakeno:



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