A common-law right to attend Eagles games
posted by Kaimipono D. Wenger
Also in Eagles news (all strange, all the time) is this story: “Man spreads mother’s ashes on Eagles field.” The man in question, Christopher Noteboom, claims he chose Eagles field because his mother was a lifelong fan of the team. Noteboom is being charged with trespass. The police chief seems unsympathetic to Noteboom’s claims, points out that a number of fans were probably terrified when a strage man began spreading an unknown powder at the football game.
Did Noteboom also secure for himself a right to attend Eagles games? Guest blogger Al Brophy has written about the ancient common-law rights of family members to visit the graves of loved ones. Perhaps Noteboom can offer a settlement — drop the charges, and I won’t press my common-law rights of access to a grave. (And if he does try to press them, we may see a very interesting grave-rights case).
Meanwhile, I’ll be busy this weekend, spreading ashes at the Met, the Philharmonic, Madison Square Garden, Yankee Stadium, the Four Seasons . . .