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Republican legislator thrown out of UT game over Halloween mask incident

Staff Report • Nov 12, 2009 at 12:00 AM

State Rep. Stacey Campfield was escorted from the University of Tennessee home football game Oct. 31 after an incident over a Halloween mask that he was wearing, a university official confirmed Monday.

According to a report by UT Police Lt. Dana McReynolds, the Knoxville Republican was wearing a “Luchador’s (Mexican wrestler’s) full head mask” during the game against South Carolina despite publicity before and during the game that Halloween masks were not allowed inside Neyland Stadium.

Campfield is not named in the narrative, but his identity was later learned by McReynolds through a driver’s license check. Campfield’s identity was confirmed Monday by UT spokeswoman Karen Collins. The lawmaker, who is running for the state Senate seat being vacated by Tim Burchett, could not be reached for comment. Attempts to reach him via associates and alternate phone numbers also were unsuccessful.

Read the full report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's Web site.

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