July 30, 2021

Free-agent pitcher Rich Hill, wife arrested after incident at Gillette Stadium (ESPN)

Free-agent pitcher Rich Hill and his wife were arrested and fined over an altercation with police at Saturday’s Buffalo BillsNew England Patriots game, Foxborough Police told The Boston Globe.

Caitlin Hill repeatedly tried to enter Gillette Stadium with an oversized bag, Foxborough Police chief administrator Robert Bolger told the newspaper. She was arrested on disorderly conduct and trespassing charges after she refused to leave the area when ordered by police.

Rich Hill was then arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest after he tried to stop police from putting Caitlin Hill into a police vehicle.

“He saw her as they were trying to get her into a van to bring to the police station, and he started to interfere with the officers,” Bolger told the Globe. “He was told several times to back up and he would not. And he ended up getting arrested.”

On Monday, the charges were changed to civil infractions by the Norfolk district attorney’s office. Both were ordered to pay $500 fines, according to a spokesman for the district attorney.

Hill’s attorney, Francis T. O’Brien, Jr., released a statement Monday on behalf of Hill.

“Despite Saturday’s events, my great respect…

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