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