Chargers tailgater fined $280 for tossing football
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Nov 10, 2013
But after Unger, who says he holds a graduate degree in mechanical engineering, discovered online that it was actually $280, he decided to take the matter before a judge in the Clairemont Mesa Traffic Court. A San Diego Chargers fan found himself in front of a traffic judge last week after he was cited before a game for breaking the city's code against "launching a solid object" outside Qualcomm Stadium. An officer had told Unger to stop as he sought to enforce a rare rule in place at only three NFL stadiums, the 27-year-old Under told the U-T San Diego website. After Unger continued, he was cited and told the fine would only be $60. Turns out, he wouldn't need much of a defense for the ticket, which cited "playing ball" as the infraction. "Hmmm, now this is an interesting case," said the judge, according to the San Diego news website.