Man Indicted in Vehicular Vandalism Incident at FirstEnergy Stadium

Andy Berg Headshot
Gavel

A Cleveland man has been brought up on charges for vandalizing the turf at FirstEnergy Stadium just days before the Browns hosted the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 

Anthony O'Neal, 21, was charged with breaking and entering and vandalism. 

According to Cleveland.com, prosecutors allege O'Neal drove to the stadium the night of Nov. 21, climbed a fence and entered the facility. He then drove a Ford F-150 onto the field, making spiraling ruts into a large section of the field. Later, he drove away in his own vehicle. 

Related: Browns Scramble to Ready Field After Apparent Vehicular Vandalism 

Grounds crews worked to make repairs to the field before Tampa Bay came to town, but the ruts were still visible on game day. 

O'Neal is expected to be arraigned in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court at a later date.

Page 1 of 202
Next Page
AB Show 2024 in New Orleans
AB Show is a solution-focused event for athletics, fitness, recreation and military professionals.
Nov. 19-22, 2024
Learn More
AB Show 2024
Buyer's Guide
Information on more than 3,000 companies, sorted by category. Listings are updated daily.
Learn More
Buyer's Guide