Bears: McCaskey shoved by Saints fan during game
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bears say chairman George McCaskey was pushed by a New Orleans Saints fan during Monday night’s game at Soldier Field.
Bears spokesman Scott Hagel told Chicago’s WMAQ-TV on Tuesday that McCaskey was allegedly shoved in the back by a Saints fan who was then tackled by a Bears fan. Hagel says security arrived and the Saints fan was removed from the stadium.
Chicago police say 58-year-old Richard Kohnke of New Orleans was arrested and charged with simple battery for pushing someone. Messages left Tuesday by The Associated Press at listed phone numbers for Kohnke were not immediately returned.
Police spokesman Veejay Zala says the altercation took place around 10 p.m. Monday. He didn’t have further details.