First the Philadelphia Eagles lost the game, then this fan lost her temper
Police said Kirsten Gaskins, 31, shoved her dog in a hotel microwave on Monday (AEDT) in Philadelphia after she got upset over the New Orleans Saints’ victory, news station WGNO reported.
After the 20-14 defeated ended the reigning Super Bowl champion’s chances of a repeat, Gaskins reportedly started arguing with her girlfriend about the game and became violent, according to police.
The inebriated fan allegedly ripped her partner’s earring out then struck her several times, the Lehigh Valley Live reported.
Gaskins then allegedly proceeded to put the couple’s dog in the microwave and threatened to kill the animal.
Police responded to the scene to find the pet crammed into the microwave.
Gaskins was arrested on several charges including suspicion of simple assault, harassment and cruelty to animals. She was booked and released on $20,000 bail.
EAGLES GIVE FOLES BAD NEWS
Nick Foles seems headed elsewhere after a magical run in Philadelphia.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson ended any type of quarterback controversy talk Tuesday by saying Carson Wentz is his quarterback, two days after Philadelphia’s 20-14 loss to the Saints in the divisional round of the playoffs.
“Carson is the quarterback going forward,” Pederson told reporters. “And in Nick’s case, we would love to have everyone back throughout the roster. But as I have said many, many times, it’s not about one guy, it’s about the team. We’re going to do what’s best for the team.”
The Eagles have a team option worth $20 million on Foles, though he also could decline it and pay back $2 million to ensure free agency rights.
Philadelphia also could slap a franchise tag on him, though that seems unlikely, since it would cost them up to $25 million for a backup quarterback, who will be wanted by others.
“The starter thing, leading a team, impacting a locker room, that’s why we play the game,” Foles told Eagles reporters Monday, signifying he wants his own team to lead. “Everything is open. I love this city. I love this locker room. It’s special. We’ll see.”
Foles led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title last year after replacing an injured Wentz, and he guided them back to the playoffs this year when Wentz went down again with a back injury.
“Having the option to be a free agent is extremely important,” he said. “Technically, I’m really not under contract right now and that’s something we’ll discuss in the future. It’s a unique situation, it’s a good situation for this team to have. … I have a great relationship with this team and that’s genuine. Ultimately, we’ll make the best decision for both sides and it’ll work out.”