Georgia Southern defensive coordinator Lorenzo Costantini was the victim of an altercation that resulted in the arrest of a fan Nov. 4 after Georgia Southern’s 21-17 loss to rival Georgia State.
According to a police report filed by the Georgia Southern University Police Department and obtained by the Savannah Morning News, the fan ran onto the field immediately after the game, “yelling, spitting on, threatening, and cursing” Costantini and Georgia Southern Athletics video assistant Glenn Ingram.
Statesboro-based attorney William Keith McGowan was arrested for public drunkenness, a misdemeanor, and subsequently received a one-year ban from Paulson Stadium.
According to the police report, McGowan told officers at the scene he ran onto the field to confront Costantini and express “his dissatisfaction with Mr. Costantini’s defensive team’s performance during the football game.”
The Eagles had one of their better defensive performances of the season against Georgia State, holding the Panthers to just 49 rushing yards, but the Panthers came back from 17-7 deficit and scored the go-ahead touchdown with 2:31 remaining in the fourth quarter.