Cleveland Browns

Police identified a suspect in the absolutely crazy vandalism case at the Cleveland Browns’ home stadium.

The AP reported Thursday via Around the NFL that police in Cleveland uncovered the name of a man who was believed to have torn up the field at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Last month on November 21, the field was torn up by someone who drove on it overnight. The act occurred before the Browns faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Cleveland. Tom Withers of the AP reported at the time, “At some point overnight, someone broke into the stadium and drove a vehicle onto the grass playing surface, causing ‘some superficial damage,’ according to the team. Aerial TV footage showed looping tire tracks spanning half the field.”

The suspect was identified as Anthony Robert Westley O’Neal. According to the report, O’Neal is a 21-year-old who has not been arrested yet. The report read, “While no charges have been filed, O’Neal will be a ‘direct indictment’ to the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury, police said Thursday.”

Tire tracks remained visible during the game between the Browns and Buccaneers. The NFL made a statement on the matter several days ago, as they considered it a ‘safety issue.’

[Around the NFL]

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