Rams linebacker Bobby Wagner is free from criminal charges two months after he tackled a protestor who stormed the field during the the Rams–49ers game.
The belligerent protestor, Alexander Taylor, filed a police report against Wagner, who tackled him as he was being chased down by stadium security while running across the field with a smoke flare. Taylor, who was protesting on behalf of a fringe animal rights group called Right to Rescue, said that as a result of the tackle he suffered a concussion as well as burns on his arm.
Below you can see footage of Taylor running onto the field being chased by security before he was taken down by Wagner.
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“He looked like he wasn’t supposed to be on the field,” Wagner said in an interview following the incident. “I saw security was having a little problem, so I helped them out. It’s just keeping it safe. You don’t know what that fan got or what they’re doing. We don’t know what they’re carrying in their pocket.”
Rams head coach Sean McVay backed up Wagner’s actions, saying “We all know where Bobby’s intentions were, and I support Bobby Wagner.”
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A statement provided to TMZ by the Santa Clara Police stated that after conducting an investigation into the trespassing fan’s claims, they did “not file charges with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office.”
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