View Full Version : Fan said he was dumping ashes on field

11-29-2005, 01:49 AM
lol, damn that's crazy, i want someone to dump my ashes on the hienz field lol, i'll bring bad fortunes to anyone that isn't in a steelers jersey................

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A man arrested for running onto the field during the Philadelphia Eagles' game against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday told police he was spreading his late mother's ashes.

Christopher Noteboom, of Tempe, Ariz., ran onto the field holding a plastic bag, leaving a cloud of fine powder behind.

As he reached the 30-yard line, he dropped to his knees, made the sign of the cross and laid down on his stomach. Security personnel reached him moments later and he offered no resistance as he was escorted from the field.

The 33-year-old Noteboom, a native of Doylestown, said his mother died of emphysema in January 2005, shortly before the Eagles' Super Bowl appearance.

"She never cared for any other team except the Eagles," Noteboom told WPVI-TV after he was released from custody Monday. "I know that the last handful of ashes I had are laying on the field, and will never be taken away. She'll always be part of Lincoln Financial Field and of the Eagles."

Noteboom, a bar owner in Arizona, was charged with defiant trespass. He has a hearing scheduled for Dec. 27.

"It's bizarre, but we have a zero tolerance for people who run on the field," Police Inspector William Colarulo said. "We especially have a zero tolerance for people who run onto the field and dump an unknown substance in a stadium full of people."

Eagles spokeswoman Bonnie Grant said the team has declined requests to spread ashes on the field.


11-29-2005, 03:09 PM
He should have just threw the ashes over the lower level railing at the end of the game. The ashes would have been spread inside the stadium and he probably wouldn't have got in as much trouble.

I hope the guy just gets a slap on the wrist.

tony hipchest
11-30-2005, 11:13 AM
crazy story. i wonder how many people thought he had anthrax. maybe the nfl will allow teams to bury people and have tombstones on the field as permanent obstacles making the game more challenging. that would be cool.