Why Police Report Filed Against Rams’ Bobby Wagner Slightly Misleading

Wagner and Sean McVay have commented on the report


October 5

Bobby Wagner took down a protestor who streaked onto the field at Levi’s Stadium during the Los Angeles Rams versus San Francisco 49ers game on Monday night, and now that person has filed a police report against the linebacker.

The news of the protestor’s actions came from TMZ Sports. The person reportedly went to the Santa Clara Police Department and filed the report. A representative for Direct Action Everywhere, the organization that took credit for the scene, told TMZ the report stems from a “blatant assault” by two Rams players.

There were two protestors who ran out, but the woman was apprehended before making her way to the field. The man made it further and streaked toward the Rams sideline. Security guards were on the chase, and Wagner took down the person with help from teammate Takkarist McKinley. Wagner kept it real after the incident and thought nothing of the police report after being informed of it.

“I mean I am aware of it. ? I’m more concerned about the security guard who got hurt trying to chase him,” Wagner told NFL Media’s Kayla Burton.

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Rams head coach Sean McVay also didn’t sound too worried about the police report.

“I think that we all know where Bobby’s intentions were,” McVay told reporters, per ESPN’s Sarah Barshop. “And I support Bobby Wagner. That’s where I’m at with that. I don’t think anybody will disagree.”

Legal experts would agree with the seemingly nonchalant attitude the Rams showed Wednesday. Sportico’s Michael McCann noted the barriers needed for the police report to go further for potential legal action.

“On the ‘fan’ filing a police report over Bobby Wagner tackle, that doesn’t mean Wagner will be charged with a crime,” McCann tweeted. “Most likely, it won’t amount to anything except a cursory investigation. If fan sues, he’d have to overcome assumption of risk, trespass & he’d need a real injury.”

So it looks like Wagner will play Week 5 against the Dallas Cowboys, and McCann pointed out the police report is likely a ploy to get more eyes on the organization the protestors were representing Monday. To not further indulge in that tactic, fans can Google for themselves why the two protestors streaked onto Levi’s Stadium during “Monday Night Football.”

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