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PQQLK9
02-01-2004, 11:09 PM
Posted on Sun, Feb. 01, 2004

Linebacker levels Super Bowl streaker
Associated Press

HOUSTON - The second-half kickoff of the Super Bowl was delayed after a man dressed as a referee ran onto the field, stripped down to a G-string and shoes, then started dancing at the 30-yard line.

New England linebacker Matt Chatham leveled a man police identified as Mark Francis Roberts, 39, as he ran from security personnel. Roberts, who had the name of a gambling Web site scribbled across his chest, was hogtied and carried off the field by police.

CBS didn't air the intruder to the worldwide television audience, focusing its cameras elsewhere as Roberts was being chased.

Houston Police spokeswoman Sandra Aponte said police arrested Roberts soon after Chatham got him.

She said Roberts got into the game with a legitimate ticket, and his referee outfit was held together with Velcro, making it easy for him to rip it off in one movement. He was charged with criminal trespass and public intoxication, and was to be booked into either the city or county jail, she said.

"He is telling police he's from Liverpool, England. He also claims he is an international streaker and that he has done this at other sporting facilities," Aponte said.

pooltchr
02-02-2004, 07:29 AM
They should have arrested Justin and Janet for their little "over exposure" at halftime!

TomBrooklyn
02-02-2004, 07:49 AM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote PQQLK9:</font><hr> New England linebacker Matt Chatham leveled a man... as he ran from security personnel. <hr /></blockquote>Was that tackle counted in Chatham's stats for the game?

Dagwood
02-02-2004, 07:57 AM
should have been. I would like to see what footage they have of that though. I think it would be pretty hysterical to see a near naked man get creamed by a football player in full pads.

Dags /ccboard/images/graemlins/cool.gif

Big Dave
02-02-2004, 06:12 PM
Here he is getting carried off the field by half a dozen policemen!!! (http://www.streaking.co.uk/superbowl2004pic1.jpg)

Mark Roberts is a "serial streaker" (http://www.streaking.co.uk/relatednewsmarkrobertsspecial.htm) and I think he has even made an appearance at the World Pool Championships in Cardiff's International Arena at one time. (He didn't get on TV that time though, but I remember Steve Davis mentioning it)! /ccboard/images/graemlins/blush.gif