Shawn Peyton is an Auburn fan who says he called in a bomb threat to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the Detroit Lions playoff loss. He threatened to blow up the Superdome which was filled with 73,000 people while the Lions were losing to the New Orleans Saints.
The 34 year old Shawn Payton admitted to making the call this Friday afternoon. It happens that he shares the name with New Orleans head coach Sean Payton just with different spelling. He told one of the reception desk clerks “I will blow up your building” after the Saints built up a 10 point lead during the 3rd quarter.
Once the game was clear that the Saints would win he allegedly called in again and said “If your stupid Southern team keeps winning, there will be reper…severe consequences. OK?” The FBI was informed by Payton that he was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol and it was just an overreaction. He also said he never would have hurt anyone.
Talk about someone freaking out during a game. The worst I’ve ever done is punch a hole in the wall which is still pretty bad but calling in a bomb threat?