Packers linebacker says he tackled fan because he was cold

Chris Chase

Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones didn't want to do the job of security on Sunday when a 15-year-old ran onto Lambeau Field but, the way he saw it, he didn't have much choice.

"Really, I was just cold," he told reporters.

The sober teenager did a reverse Lambeau Leap in the fourth quarter and ran with his hands raised for 50 yards before Jones stepped in and brought him down. Not that the kid cared.

"I think he was still laughing," Jones said. "I think I could still hear him."

In the picture above, it does look like the 15-year-old is smiling. Not only that, Jones seems to be enjoying himself too. That's how magical it is in Titletown U.S.A., even interlopers and their rogue tacklers have a twinkle in their eye.

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Jones says his takedown has been a popular subject this week. He estimates he's asked about it every five minutes.

The Appleton Post-Crescent reports the fan was charged with unlawful conduct at a public event and was released on an $870 bond. He is not welcome back at Lambeau Field.

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