Bills game streaker reap­pears -- in court and on a T-shirt

The Buffalo News - - LOCAL NEWS - By Dale An­der­son and Jane Kwiatkowski Radlich Staff Re­porter Sa­man­tha Christ­mann con­trib­uted to this ar­ti­cle

Tris­tan L. Lam­bright, who streaked in front of thou­sands at the Buf­falo Bills game Sun­day, pleaded not guilty Tues­day af­ter­noon in Or­chard Park Town Court to pub­lic lewd­ness, crim­i­nal tres­pass and ex­po­sure of a per­son.

Lam­bright, 29, said noth­ing in court, but out­side the court­room his two words said it all.

“Bad de­ci­sion,” Lam­bright ad­mit­ted, nod­ding his head while de­fense at­tor­ney Julie Atti Rogers an­swered ques­tions from re­porters.

“There is no ques­tion this in­ci­dent has em­bar­rassed him and his fam­ily,” Rogers said. “That mo­ment of laugh­ter and silli­ness has turned into some­thing much more for him.”

Jus­tice Ed­ward A. Pace re­leased Lam­bright on a $500 cash bail posted by Daniel Sny­der, Lam­bright’s un­cle.

Lam­bright is due back in court Dec. 7 for mo­tions. Rogers in­di­cated that she would file a mo­tion to dis­miss the lewd­ness charge, a mis­de­meanor.

The de­fense at­tor­ney ex­pressed sur­prise at the out­pour­ing of sup­port for Lam­bright from friends and strangers through­out the coun­try. “It shows how truly amaz­ing our com­mu­nity is,” said Rogers.“I love how peo­ple banded to­gether in­stead of be­ing judg­men­tal.”

Lam­bright pulled off the stunt near the tail end of a lack­lus­ter game af­ter many fans had al­ready left the sta­dium. He at­tended the game with a friend from Canada, said Kari Sny­der Parker, Lam­bright’s mother. Rogers said Lam­bright was briefly with­out a home, but now is liv­ing with his un­cle.

A “Pants Off Dance Off” will be held at 8 p.m. Nov. 25 at Expo Mar­ket, 617 Main St., to raise funds for Lam­bright’s le­gal ex­penses and­for Cri­sis Ser­vices in honor of Lam­bright’s aunt, who re­cently died by sui­cide.

Warm, clean cloth­ing also will be ac­cepted at the event on be­half of Hope House do­mes­tic vi­o­lence shel­ter.

Mean­while, Lam­bright is lend­ing his like­ness to a T-shirt from Park Av­enue Im­prints, with some of the pro­ceeds go­ing to Buf­falo City Mis­sion.

The blue shirt bears Lam­bright’s sil­hou­ette with a red streak em­a­nat­ing from his heart, rem­i­nis­cent of the Bills logo.

Park Av­enue Im­prints will buy $5 worth of win­ter cloth­ing for ev­ery T-shirt sold, to be do­nated to City Mis­sion.

“It’s just a quirky lit­tle project. It will prob­a­bly run its course in two or three days,” said Paul Ro­orda, the Park Av­enue owner who de­signed the shirt. “We just wanted to have some fun and do some good out of it.”

Tris­tan Lam­bright was charged with run­ning on the field naked at New Era Field dur­ing the Buf­falo Bills game against New Or­leans Saints on Sun­day.

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