Man with laser pointer banned from Lions games

Detroit Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew, right, blocks against Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams (94) as Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford (9) passes the ball during an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Lions have thrown the flag at a fan and barred him from all Ford Field events for using a laser pointer at a game against the Bills.

Buffalo quarterback Kyle Orton and holder Colton Schmidt said they had a laser directed at them during a 17-14 win over the Lions on Sunday.

The Lions said the man has been charged with disorderly conduct, a misdemeanor. The man was using a ticket held by a season-ticket holder. The team is revoking that person’s tickets for the rest of the season.

In a statement Thursday, Lions President Tom Lewand says the laser pointer could have affected the “integrity of the game” and hurt players.

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