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On Sunday, the Department of Homeland Security tweeted that it was proud to partner with the NFL to ensure safety "before, during and after" the Super Bowl.

Someone obviously dropped the ball.

While Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith was holding his postgame news conference, a man grabbed the microphone and said that 9/11 was "perpetrated by people in our own government."

How, one wonders, did he get past security and to within inches of the Super Bowl MVP?

A.J. Perez, of, tracked down the man, Matthew Mills, a 30-year-old independent journalist from Brooklyn. Mills did not have a Super Bowl credential. What he did have was a badge from a music festival he once covered.

Apparently, it was enough to fool a lot of people.

Mills used it to get onto an employee bus to MetLife Stadium. And then talked his way in.

"I just said I was running late for work and I had to get in there," Mills told Perez. "It was that simple. I didn't think that I'd get that far. I just kept getting closer and closer. Once I got past the final gate and into the stadium, I was dumbfounded."

After the game, he wandered over to the media tent.

"I just saw my opportunity to get my word out there and I took it," Mills said.

Mills said he is affiliated with WeAreChange, an organization whose website says it is committed to exposing corruption worldwide.

Mills was arrested, charged with trespassing and released on his own recognizance.

The bottom line: A nutjob is now on the loose.

Saw this coming

Joe Namath wore a bushy fur coat while conducting the coin toss before the Super Bowl. Not surprisingly, PETA took issue, tweeting: "Dear @RealJoeNamath, The fur on your massive coat was meant for ANIMALS :(

"Please consider FAUX!"




February 4, 2014


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