PHOENIX — A Phoenix Suns fan is facing charges after cursing at team owner Robert Sarver during a game and later confronting an officer as he was removed from the arena.
Police say Jeffrey Camill Whitley was seated near Sarver inside Talking Stick Resort Arena during the Phoenix Suns-New Orleans Pelicans game on April 5.
After Sarver had sat down in his personal seats, the 18-year-old and his friends began yelling obscenities, and also reportedly called Sarver "the worst owner in the league."
Court records show the arena security asked Whitley to stop, but he continued for several more minutes before having to be removed from the arena.
While being escorted out of the building by Phoenix police, Whitely allegedly chest-bumped an officer, trying to push him backward.
He has been charged with aggravated assault and criminal trespassing.