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Man Sentenced for 2022 Drone Incident at Bengals Game, NFL Implements Policy Change

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

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According to a report by the Cincinnati Enquirer, this past Monday a man from Springfield Township was sentenced for flying an unauthorized drone over a Cincinnati Bengals Wildcard playoff game at PayCor Stadium on January 15th of last year.

According to Judge Matthew McFarland, the incident in which the drone was flown over players and parts of the crowd was one of the first of its kind in the U.S. Officials stated that the event led to a policy change by the NFL that will see teams stop a game and clear the field in response to a similar occurrence.

“This is a new and emerging safety issue that (the NFL is) taking seriously,” said McFarland while addressing 25-year-old Dailon Dabney, who pleaded guilty in March to a charge related to flying the drone. Dabney was sentenced to one…


Source: dronelife.com