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Stanley Cup catfish tosser says he was 'dumb redneck with a bad idea'

A Tennessee man is calling himself a "dumb redneck with a bad idea" after police filed charges against him for throwing a catfish onto the rink in Pittsburgh during the opening of the Stanley Cup Final.
   
Police say 36-year-old Jacob Waddell threw the dead fish over the glass surrounding the rink on Monday night during the Nashville Predators-Pittsburgh Penguins game.
   
He was ejected and charged with disorderly conduct, possessing instruments of crime and disrupting meetings or processions.
   
Waddell, of Nolensville, told Nashville radio station WGFX-FM that he came up with the idea ahead of a trip to see relatives in Ohio.
   
He said that "like an ignorant redneck, I thought, 'Wouldn't it be awesome to throw a catfish on the ice at this game?'"
   
The Penguins won the game 5-3. Game 2 is Wednesday.
 


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