Apr 4, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of Los Angeles Dodgers fans arriving before the 2014 season home opening game against the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Dodgers fan accused of violating lifetime stadium ban against Cincinnati Reds

It’s pretty rare for a professional sports franchise to handout a ban, let alone a lifetime one, but that’s exactly what happened to a Los Angeles Dodgers fan six years ago.

Banned from the Cincinnati Reds’ Great American Ballpark after being involved in what was described as a ‘melee’, the said fan reportedly attempted to attend Tuesday’s contest in Cincinnati in which the Reds hosted the Dodgers, but was arrested in the process.

“The fan, 44, of Hurricane, West Virginia, was arrested on suspicion of criminal trespass and obstruction of official business, according to Hamilton County jail records. He is accused of trespassing and making threats when he showed up at Great American Ball Park Wednesday in downtown Cincinnati.”

In addition he is reportedly facing a felony count of burglary after he allegedly trespassed with intentions to commit a crime.

His court appointed attorney Amy Williams didn’t state much publicly as she is reviewing the case, though stated he has an extreme fondness of the ballclub.

“Apparently, he’s been obsessed with the Dodgers for a long time,” Williams said.

The fan, who apparently posts videos of himself talking about the Dodgers on YouTube is apparently well known for his love of relief pitcher Joe Beimel.

Bond was set at $40,000 dollars.

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