BALTIMORE (WJZ) — An Orioles star has some choice words for fans that run onto the field during a game. Now Adam Jones’ comments are being reviewed by Major League Baseball.
Monique Griego has more on what he said and if fans think Jones went too far.
Jones made the comment after two fans ran on the field during Tuesday’s game. While most fans say they think he had every right to be angry, others thought the comments went a little too far.
Tuesday night’s Orioles and Yankees game was brought to a halt after two fans ran on the field during the eighth inning. The hijinks weren’t shown on the broadcast, but pictures showed the fans being taken down and then taken away by security.
When asked about it after the game, O’s center fielder Adam Jones didn’t hold back.
“I think it’s idiotic for people to run on the field and I think the punishment needs to be a lot harsher and they should let us have a shot to kick them with our metal spikes on. Cause it’s stupid,” Jones said. “I get it, you’re drunk and you want to be on Sportscenter. Your [expletive] is going to jail with a fine, you might not be allowed to come back to the ballpark. That’s heads up.”
“And I remember a couple of years ago, one dude broke his ankle in Baltimore. I was laughing at him. I wish he shattered his femur,” he continued. “Because it’s stupid, it’s just point blank stupid. And anybody who does it, I wish the cops Tased the living [expletive] out of them. I wish that.”
Fans watching Wednesday night’s game downtown reacted to the comments.
“Pretty much every time you kind of wait for them to get Tased and tackled anyway so I think the players should get a free shot. Why not?” said Alan Alfano.
“I think he overreacted. It was pretty emotional. I think the violent comments were pretty inappropriate,” said Matt Powell.
“They should have harsher punishments and whatever maybe but that should not be allowed to happen,” said Carla Williams.
Major League Baseball is said to be reviewing the comments.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Jones told reporters in New York that he’s not concerned with being disciplined for what he said. He stands by his comments and says he will continue to voice his opinion on the subject. Jones did add that he does not want to inflict injury on others.
When asked Wednesday what punishment trespassing fans should face, Jones suggested jail time and a $20,000 fine.
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