A Kansas City Chiefs fan who shined a laser at New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady during the AFC Championship last January will pay a $500 fine, according to multiple reports.
Dwyan Morgan, a 64-year-old resident of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, pleaded guilty to a charge of disturbing the peace. He faced up to a year in prison and a fine of up to $1,000.
Chiefs officials used video and eyewitness accounts to identify Morgan. The laser was visible on Brady’s uniform and helmet in game footage shot by local news station KMBC.
"There's a lot of pride in Kansas City, and we and our fans thought, 'You don't do that here,'" one Chiefs official told ESPN in February.
The NFL has a longstanding ban on laser pointers, which can cause eye damage. In addition to his fine, Morgan received a lifetime ban from Arrowhead Stadium, the Chiefs’ home field.
Brady was unaware that Morgan had flashed a laser at him, ESPN reported. The Patriots beat the Chiefs in the AFC Championship, 37-31, and went on to win Super Bowl LIII.