BOSTON - Former Red Sox pitcher, Rich Hill, and his wife, Caitlin A. Hill, were arrested before the start of the New England Patriots game at Gillette Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Caitlin A. Hill reportedly attempted to get into the stadium with a large bag, ignoring the 'clear bag' policy implemented by the NFL. When she was denied entrance, she continued to attempt again several times at other entrances but was turned away.
“She was trying to enter the stadium with an oversized bag and she had been told several times, 'no', " Foxborough police officer Robert Bolger shared with The Boston Globe. “She tried several times to go to a different gate. She was ordered to leave the property.”
According to a spokesperson, David Traub, for the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office, police were notified of Caitlin A. Hill's attempts. She was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing, according to court records. Hill was also arrested after getting into an altercation with the police. The 39-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, as shared by Masslive.
“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 shared of Hill's arrest. “He was told several times to back up and he would not. And he ended up getting arrested."
The couple was arraigned on Monday morning in Wrentham District Court. The former pitcher's charges for resisting arrest were dropped. The Hills were ordered to pay $500 each in fines with their charges dropped down to infractions.
Hill has since addressed his arrest at Gillette Stadium, per Barstool Sports.
Hill currently is a free agent. After pitching for the Red Sox from 2010-2012, as well as 2015, Hill spent three years with the Los Angeles Dodgers. He is scheduled to receive the 2019 Tony Conigliaro Award this coming January at the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner.
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