CHICAGO (CBS) — A New Orleans Saints fan accused of pushing Chicago Bears chairman George McCaskey during a game at Soldier Field last December was found guilty of misdemeanor battery on Tuesday.
Richard Kohnke, 58, of New Orleans, was convicted of the charge following a bench trial before Judge Anthony Calabrese, court records show. He was sentenced to six months of court supervision.READ MORE: Oak Park Condo Owners Say Repair Work Has Gone Nowhere After More Than A Year And A Half, Despite Hefty Fees To Contractor
Kohnke was charged following a confrontation with McCaskey on Dec. 15, 2014, during a game between the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints at Soldier Field.
McCaskey found the man sitting in his seats, and they had a “brief conversation,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported previously, citing a team spokesman.
After the conversation, McCaskey went to find security in the concourse level and was pushed in the back by the fan, the spokesman said. A Bears fan came to McCaskey’s assistance and tackled the Saints fan, according to the team.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Low 20s Monday Night; Arctic Cold Front Coming Wednesday Morning
Kohnke was ejected from the stadium and arrested by police, authorities said. McCaskey did not require medical attention.
Kohnke couldn’t be reached for comment Tuesday night.
A spokesman for the Bears couldn’t be reached late Tuesday.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
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