Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Lost in all of the Donovan McNabb hoopla the past few days was a neat little story forwarded along to us by the awesome Philly site The 700 Level via The Daily News....
Apparently Tim Legler and his fiance (a former Eagles' Cheerleader) were in attendance during the Monday Night game and were sitting with former Eagles' DE Brandon Whiting. One of Legler's other guests (only labeled as a friend) just happened to be wearing a Skins jersey to the affair and set the follow chain of events in motion.
An Eagles fan was detained by security at Monday's game at the Linc after shoving a security guard who had come over to break up an argument involving the fan, former Eagles defensive end Brandon Whiting and ESPN's Tim Legler.Let's just institute two new rules right now. 1) It isn't necessary to wear your team's jersey to an away game.....especially in Philly. You won't be thought any less of a fan if you don't sport the colors. 2) Can we not call women derogatory names and the like at sporting events (or ever really).....especially to a former NFL Defensive End. It's just going to end badly for you. One way or another.
According to Whiting and Legler, a man behind their row in the club level was making lewd comments and gestures to Whiting's wife, Amanda, and Legler's fiancee, Christina Fuller, a former Eagles Cheerleader.
Whiting says he approached the man and asked him to cool it, leading fans to chant "asshole, asshole" at him. An eyewitness says he did not see Whiting or Legler lay a hand on anybody, but did see the security guard take a tumble, and then a man being led away in cuffs. The heckling began because a friend of Legler's wore a Redskins jersey.
Also kudos to Whiting for handling that situation as best and as calmly as he could.
McNabb wasn't the only one harassed at the Linc Monday Night (The 700 Level)
Linc fan gets an escort (Philly Daily News)