Portland Thunder defensive back Quincy Butler has earned the Arena Football equivalent of being waived after angrily throwing his helmet into the crowd and hitting a child.
The incident happened during the Thunder’s game Saturday against Philadelphia. Butler earned multiple penalties late in the third quarter and reacted by launching his headgear into the crowd. The Thunder released the following statement:
The Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League has reassigned Defensive Back Quincy Butler, effective immediately, for conduct detrimental to the team and the Portland Thunder organization.
All AFL players are contracted employees of the Arena Football League and are assigned to the individual franchise. The Portland Thunder is prohibited from making any comments regarding any further sanctions that might be imposed by the AFL.
h/t to Colin