Early yesterday, we told you about Dylan McCue-Masone, the 18-year-old who ran on the field at Citi Field during the 2013 MLB All-Star Game on Tuesday night after he got 1,000 retweets on Twitter. We also speculated about what would happen to him as a result of him rushing the field and said that he might—might—face fines for what he did. But as it turns out, his punishment could turn out to be even worse than that.
Masone was arraigned on a number of charges today in a Queens Criminal Court, including a third-degree criminal trespassing charge, and there's a chance that he may receive a one-year jail sentence and thousands of dollars in fines for running on the field during the ASG. He has another court date on September 11 to decide his fate. But the Queens District Attorney appears ready to throw the book at him for what he did.
"What is particularly disturbing in this case is that the incident occurred while the game was in progress and the players were on the field," DA Richard Brown said after Masone's hearing.
And you know what? He's right. What Masone did was stupid. Furthermore, someone has to make an example out of these people who rush the field at sporting events in order to get others to think twice about doing it. And with all the publicity that this particular case has received, Masone might be the guy who takes the L. It sucks, because it seems like he only rushed the field to be funny. But we get the sense that he's not going to be laughing when he hears his punishment for doing it.
[via Sports Illustrated]