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Fan Who Grabbed Ball From Favre Faces Several Charges

The fan who ran out of the stands and snatched a football from Brett Favre's hand in Cincinnati pleaded innocent Monday to a variety of charges.

Thirty-one-year-old Gregory Gall of Cincinnati is accused of resisting arrest, trespass and disorderly conduct while intoxicated.

Gall was released on his own recognizance after making an appearance in Municipal Court.

The Cincinnati Bengals are reviewing their security procedures after Gall managed to make it onto the field and interrupt the final minute of the game.

Favre drove the Packers to the Cincinnati 28-yard line in the final minute and took a snap from center when Gall ran onto the field, prompting officials to blow the play dead.

The five-minute delay gave the Bengals time to regroup. They sacked Favre on the next play, and the clock ran out after Favre faked a spike and wound up running downfield. He flipped the ball forward illegally as the game ended with Bengals winning 21-14.

N-F-L spokesman Greg Aiello said today the league doesn't get involved in team security issues.


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