Rich Hill and his wife just wanted to watch the Patriots-Bills game on Sunday, but they hit a big snag when trying to get into the stadium.
According to the Boston Globe, Hill and his spouse, Caitlin McClellan, were arrested Saturday outside of Gillette Stadium because they were allegedly trying to get inside with a well oversized bag and made maters worse by refusing to leave the grounds.
“Richard Hill was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting when he allegedly tried to stop police from putting his wife into a prisoner transport vehicle for a ride to the police station for booking on disorderly conduct and trespassing charges, according to police.
“She was trying to enter the stadium with an oversized bag and she had been told several times, ‘no,’ “ said Robert Bolger, chief administrator for Foxborough police. “She tried several times to go to a different gate. She was ordered to leave the property.”
When Caitlin Hill refused to leave the grounds of the stadium, she was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and trespassing, Bolger said. Officers were putting Caitlin Hill into a prisoner transport van for the trip to the Foxborough station for booking when Richard Hill intervened with police, Bolger said.
“He saw her as they were trying to get her into a van to bring to the police station, and he started to interfere with the officers,’’ Bolger said. “He was told several times to back up and he would not. And he ended up getting arrested.”
Both of them were arraigned on Monday, but got their criminal charges downgraded to civil infractions by the Norfolk D.A.’s Office.
Hill’s charge of resisting arrest was also dismissed in the “interest of justice.”
Hill is currently a free agent looking to land with a team after recovering from off-season surgery to his pitching arm.
For the past three years, he has played for the Los Angeles Dodgers.