/Predators fan who threw catfish on ice charged in Pittsburgh

Predators fan who threw catfish on ice charged in Pittsburgh


Since 2003, Nashville Predators fans have thrown catfish on the ice at Bridgestone Arena.
Autumn Allison/USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee

A Nashville Predators fan who threw a catfish on the ice during Monday’s Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh¬†is being charged in connection to the incident, according to Pittsburgh police.

According to police, 36-year-old Jacob Waddell of Nolensville bought the catfish in Tennessee and vacuum sealed it, put it in his compression shorts and removed it in a men’s room at PPG Paints Arena. At 9:30 p.m., during the second period, the catfish sailed over the glass around the rink and flopped onto the ice, police say.

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Police say Waddell was escorted immediately from the arena and charged with disorderly conduct, disrupting a meeting and possession of an instrument of crime.

On Monday morning, Waddell took to…

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