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Season-high 18 arrests at Packers-Lions game; 50 ejected

9:17 AM, Dec. 10, 2012  |  Comments
A season-high 18 arrests were made at Sunday's Green Bay Packers-Detroit-Lions game. Police said 50 people were ejected from the game at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
A season-high 18 arrests were made at Sunday's Green Bay Packers-Detroit-Lions game. Police said 50 people were ejected from the game at Lambeau Field. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media
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Fans typically behave well when the Green Bay Packers play the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field, but much of the action Sunday night happened off the field.

Green Bay police reported 18 arrests and 50 ejections at Green Bay's 27-20 win, which is the most arrests and ejections at a Detroit Lions game according to available Press-Gazette Media records dating back to the 1996 regular season. It also marks the most arrests during a home game this season.

From 2005 to 2011, police had reported averages of 5.1 arrests and 17.1 ejections for Lions games. More issues are usually reported when divisional rivals the Minnesota Vikings and Chicago Bears visit. Police reported a season-high 55 ejections at the Packers 23-10 win against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 13.

Of the 18 arrests Sunday, 12 people were cited for unlawful conduct at a public event, and four of them were also suspected of resisting arrest. Two people were arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession, while one person was cited for disorderly conduct. Three people are accused of underage drinking, with two of them also cited for obstructing an officer.

The 50 ejections were for various misconduct violations, police said.

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