Georgia fans went wild following the team’s first national title win since 1980.
The Bulldogs shocked everybody when they defeated the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 Monday night in the College Football Playoff national championship. Immediately following the game, some Georgia fans rushed the field to celebrate with the team. Clearly, they did not realize they were not at home and this was the biggest game of the year, so it would not be allowed.
One fan was able to elude police to start, but he ended up leaving the field in handcuffs and escorted off by police once he was apprehended. The fans cheered him on. He certainly wasn’t the only one.
Per Steven Godfrey, the Georgia fan who rushed the field was Ben Wilson. He was a former walk-on quarterback at the school and was reportedly not arrested. He spent 20 minutes in what he called “Colts jail” and only got a 24-hour ban from Lucas Oil Stadium.
Several Georgia fans exiting the tunnel in handcuffs, and one of them spoke to a CBS Sports reporter.
“Forty-one years. One hundred percent worth it.”