Judge to man accused of running on field at Bears scrimmage: ‘Why you gotta be so silly?’
BY MATT MCKINNEY Sun-Times Media August 4, 2014 7:50AM
Updated: August 4, 2014 3:23PM
A West Chicago man is accused of running onto the field during a Chicago Bears training camp practice at Soldier Field.
John Annoreno, 22, was arrested Saturday and charged with one felony count of criminal trespassing in a place of public amusement.
Annoreno wearing a Jay Cutler jersey, appeared in court Sunday, where he got some advice on consequences from Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr.
“If you let a 280-pound lineman hit you, you’d quit the game,” the judge told him.
“Why you gotta be so silly?” the judge added. “I bet if you sit across the street in the county jail, you’d know why.”
Annoreno, of the 300 block of Post Oak Circle, was at the practice with his wife during the team’s “Family Day” when he jumped from the stands onto the field, prosecutors said.
Stadium security then escorted Annoreno off the field until police arrived around 7:15 p.m.
Annoreno was released Sunday on $10,000 bond.