By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — Bears owner George McCaskey was involved in a minor altercation with a New Orleans Saints fan during Monday’s night’s game at Soldier Field.
McCaskey was trying to sit in his seat at the stadium, but found that the Saints fan was sitting there. Apparently, when McCaskey asked him to move and then went to get security, the fan shoved him in the back, sources said.
There were a reported 11,000 no-shows for the game, which the Bears lost, so there were plenty of empty seats to be had.
Then, a Bears fan tackled the Saints fan, security was called and that person was escorted away.
McCaskey, whose official title is chairman of the team, was not injured.
Police said 58-year-old Richard Kohnke, of New Orleans, was charged with simple battery, a misdemeanor.