A Chiefs fan pleaded guilty to shining a laser pointer at Tom Brady during the AFC Championship, which will cost the fan a $500 fine as part of a plea deal.
Dwyan Morgan, 64, was charged with disturbing the peace after he was accused of using a green laser pointer to distract Brady at Arrowhead Stadium during the fourth quarter of the game in January.
According to TMZ Sports, he avoids jail time by pleading guilty to the charge and paying the $500 fine. If Morgan had been convicted, he could have faced a year in jail plus a $1,000 fine.
According to the report, Morgan already has paid the fine. He said he consumed a large amount of alcohol, which contributed to the poor decision. Morgan also said he never intended to hurt anyone and didn’t expect the issue to receive such widespread attention.
Video of the green light on Brady’s face surfaced after the game, with neither team realizing what had occurred. Media members brought it to the attention of the NFL.
Our photographer, Turner Twyman, caught someone pointing what appears to be a laser pointer in Tom Brady’s face last night. Play between the “muff” that wasn’t and Sorensen int. @NFL, @Patriots and @Chiefs all told me they weren’t aware of the incident. pic.twitter.com/ejWBQ6i64C
— William Joy (@WilliamKMBC) January 21, 2019
The video prompted the Chiefs and NFL to investigate the incident, with Morgan reportedly identified in February.
The incident didn’t seem to bother Brady. He helped the Patriots defeat the Chiefs, 37-31 and went on to lead New England to it’s sixth Super Bowl victory.