Fan Taken Down By Rams’ Bobby Wagner After Running Onto Field, Files Police Report

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Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The fan that was seen running across the football field Monday night during a game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams has reportedly filed a police report with the Santa Clara Police Department. The fan in question, Alex Taylor, allegedly ran onto the field with a smoke machine in order to raise awareness about a trial.

Taylor was trying to avoid security before eventually being taken down to the ground by not only Rams star linebacker Bobby Wagner, but also fellow teammate Takkarist McKinley. The trial he was allegedly trying to raise awareness about is regarding animal rights activists facing charges for allegedly stealing two pigs away from a factory farm in the state of Utah back in 2017.

Taylor is allegedly a member of an organization named Direct Action Everywhere. Though Taylor was the only one on the field, he was not the only DAE member at the stadium Monday night. Officials say that a female companion, Allison Fluty, attempted to run onto the field along with Taylor but she was stopped by security before being able to jump over the wall.

The DAE organization issued a statement, saying that Taylor suffered burn injury from the incident. “Otherwise, they’re a bit beaten up but in good spirits,” a spokesman said.

The organization also claimed that Wagner’s hit on Taylor was “blatant assault.” When asked about why he stepped in and allegedly leveled Taylor, Wagner said it was for safety reasons.

“You don’t know what that fan got or what they’re doing,” Wagner said. Wagner has not be formally charged with any crime. The linebacker signed with the Rams after being released by the Seattle Seahawks, a move that many sports media members found to be shocking.

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