An ejected Seattle Seahawks player removed his helmet and charged into the stands during a football game this weekend, stunning teammates and officials after a heated verbal exchange with a group of fans suddenly turned violent.
Seahawks defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson was swiftly ejected after a late-game penalty during their head-to-head match-up against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, and was making his way towards the locker rooms when angry fans confronted the professional athlete.
As the conversation escalated, the enraged Seahawk removed his helmet and plunged head-first into the stands as stadium security and local police rushed to calm the dangerous situation.
Quinton Jefferson almost went full Ron Artest pic.twitter.com/3pzZRTHv7P
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The relationship between NFL athletes and their fans is going from bad to worse as tensions rise over protesting players choosing to “take a knee” during the performance of the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’
The ensuing controversy –brought to the media forefront by President Trump earlier this year- has cost the embattled football league upwards of $500 million as angry fans continue to change the channel and stay home across the country.