A man by the name of Shawn Payton has been sentenced for calling in a bomb threat to the Superdome back in January.
No, not that Sean Payton, but rather a Michigan man with the same name.
Payton, a Detroit Lions fan from Jackson, Michigan, called in the bomb threat to the Superdome in the third quarter of the Lions playoff game with the New Orleans Saints. The call was made right after Jimmy Graham's touchdown put the Saints up 24-14 and called the reception desk and said, "I will blow up your building."
Payton called back again after an onside kick didn't go the Lions way and had a message for Saints coach Sean Payton.
The message said, "Hi, I want you to relay a message to the sideline: If your stupid Southern team keeps winning, there will be reper...severe consequences, OK?"
Payton has had a problem with anger issues (shocker) and has had misdemeanor convictions dating back to when he was just 17, but never had a felony conviction before now.
Shawn Payton made the call from his home, so the FBI didn't need to do much to track him down. He was arrested and plead guilty to one felony count of threatening interstate communications.
Payton has been sentenced to three years probation and two months of home confinement, where he will have plenty of time to make threatening calls to Lambeau Field and all points beyond.