One of the more bizarre aspects of the Los Angeles Rams’ Week 4 loss was an incident that occurred between a streaker and starting linebacker Bobby Wagner. Just before halftime, the fan made his way onto the field, and was subsequently subdued by Wagner with a ferocious hit that swiftly ended his 15 seconds of fame.
Armed with a pink flare-like device, the fan was arrested, and few thought much of the situation until Wednesday afternoon when the streaker filed a police report with the Santa Clara Police Department.
Whether his report will lead to any formal investigation is unclear at this juncture, though it would seem he will still be held liable for his disruption of Monday night’s game regardless of the outcome. He and his representatives are claiming that a “blatant assault” by Wagner and another Rams player took place, but the veracity of their statement in the eyes of the law is to be determined.
While Los Angeles would have much rather come out victorious in the matchup and spared the streaker, the legacy of this incident is sure to continue causing a stir in the media in the weeks to come. If any charges are formally filed against Wagner and his teammate, the franchise will likely get their legal team on the case to mitigate any recourse the unruly fan might have.