Dylan McCue-Masone met the infield dirt of Citi Field during Tuesday's All-Star game, after he ran onto the field and was tackled by stadium security. Now, in the ensuing days, the 18-year-old is also meeting the harsh reality of his actions.
McCue-Masone could face up to a year in jail and $6,000 worth of fines after he was arraigned on charges of interrupting a professional sporting event. He pled not guilty Wednesday and was released without bail. He's due back in court on Sept. 11.
On Friday, McCue-Masone sent his first tweet since his Twitter-fueled dash onto the field and it sounded like that reality had set in for the teen:
Biggest mistake I have ever made, I regret what happened to the fullest extent. I will be paying for this the rest of my life.
— dyl (@MasoneDylan) July 19, 2013
The whole ordeal came after McCue-Masone told his Twitter followers he'd run on the field during the All-Star game if he got 1,000 retweets. He did, and then felt compelled to make good on his vow, detailing everything in a series in a tweets that have since been deleted. He even included a text message from his mom telling him not to do it.
Wearing a Robinson Cano T-shirt, McCue-Masone made it onto the field and was near second base when he threw up his hands to surrender to security. But got he tackled anyway and was carried off the field. The tackler, according to the New York Daily News, is a former mixed martial arts fighter.