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Rowdy Patriots Fans Post Record Number of Arrests



    Rowdy Patriots Fans Post Record Number of Arrests
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    FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Fans of the New England Patriots hold up a sign which reads "Don't Be Stupid, Stupid!" against the Baltimore Ravens during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

    While Tom Brady had a record-setting night in the New England Patriots' 45-3 Monday night win over the Jets, Patriots fans in the stands set a pretty notorious record themselves.

    The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports that 117 Patriots fans were arrested on Monday night.

    The number of fans arrested at a game is not an official NFL statistic.

    But if it were, the Patriots' fans probably broke their own record Monday night.

    "That's the most for a football game in a long, long time," Foxboro Police Chief Edward O'Leary, told the Sun Chronicle. "We have not had over 100 custodies for a game since I've been chief in 1985."

    Chief O'Leary said at most night games, 80 to 90 arrests would be considered a high-end number. He attributed the lopsided score and hard liquor to the unusual spike in arrests.

    Joe Kukura is a freelance writer who's pleased to see that Jets fans are taking the loss pretty well.