The ongoing war between the NFL and Barstool Sports reached a fevered pitch on Monday Night in Atlanta when Barstool founder Dave Portnoy and popular Barstool personality PFT Commenter, whose real name is Eric Sollenberger, were both escorted out of the Super Bowl’s Opening Night.
It turns out they both had fake Super Bowl credentials.
New information about the Barstool Sports incident at the Super Bowl Opening Day event in Atlanta — cops say PFT Commenter was NOT arrested — but he was issued a criminal trespass warning.
A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Dept. tells TMZ Sports … both PFT and Barstool president Dave Portnoy were “in possession of fake Super Bowl LIII media credentials.”
“The individuals … were issued criminal trespass warnings by APD officers at the request of State Farm Arena security staff.”
“Neither man was arrested or cited. Both had the fake credentials taken away and were advised they would be arrested for criminal trespass if they attempted to enter either State Farm Arena, Georgia World Congress Center, Centennial Olympic Park, or Mercedes Benz Stadium property again.”
We spoke with Portnoy who tells us the trespass warning means he’s not allowed to attend the Super Bowl, even though he has a ticket.
Portnoy told a compelling story of what went on after he was escorted out of the media area:
Before they were ultimately removed, they were able to fire off many questions to players on the Rams, including telling Rams’ Ndamukong Suh that he was “one of the dirtiest players in the NFL” and warned him not to injure Tom Brady.
Portney also scolded Rams running back Todd Gurley for taking a knee instead of scoring a touchdown during a October game against the Packers.
Barstool has been at odds with the league ever since 2015, when the league decided to ban them from all events following Portnoy and three other employees getting arrested at the NFL’s headquarters for staging a protest over Roger Goodell’s handling of the Deflategate scandal.