Arena Football League Player Quincy Butler Throws Helmet Into Stands, Injures Child (Video)
Arena Football League player Quincy Butler is no longer an Arena Football League player after throwing his helmet into the stands and injuring a child.
The incident occurred at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia, during a game between the Philadelphia Soul and the Portland Thunder. Butler was livid after getting ejected from the game, and as he was arguing with the referee while making his way off the field, he threw his helmet into the seats.
To his credit, Butler went over to the stands immediately to apologize, and it’s highly unlikely that he intended to hit anyone. However, as the announcers point out, any time you throw your helmet somebody can get hurt, which is why you’re not allowed to throw your helmet. So while Butler may not be a malicious child-basher, he is an idiot.
Take a look:
This isn’t the first time Butler has gotten into trouble. The 33-year-old cornerback out of TCU played for the Calgary Stampeders of the CFL from 2011 to 2014. However, he was dismissed from the team last fall after assault charges stemming from an assault outside a Calgary nightclub got his work visa revoked.
Given that history, it should come as no surprise that the Portland Thunder were quick to sever ties with the guy. Here is their official statement on the matter:
The Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League has reassigned Defensive Back Quincy Butler, effective immediately, for conduct detrimental to the team and the Portland Thunder organization.
All AFL players are contracted employees of the Arena Football League and are assigned to the individual franchise. The Portland Thunder is prohibited from making any comments regarding any further sanctions that might be imposed by the AFL.
As the team points out, Butler is technically an employee of the AFL. So it’s possible he could remain with the league and be assigned to another team after serving a suspension or paying a fine. But it’s also possible that they’ll just give him the ax altogether. So you might soon see Butler flipping burgers at a McDonald’s near you.
Hat Tip – [Oregon Live]