Bills streaker using newfound fame to benefit charitable causes
The man who interrupted the Buffalo Bills-New Orleans Saints game last Sunday at Ralph Wilson Stadium by streaking is using his fame to further charitable causes.
First things first, though. The streaker in question, Tristan Lambright, 27, delighted — or horrified (or both) — fans in attendance with his end zone-to-end zone dash in the buff. It made for quite the scene, as this relatively safe for work footage of the incident shows.
So there was a #streaker at the #Saints #SaintsGameday # #football #game today I accidentally caught it on camera. #footballsunday #Bills pic.twitter.com/jduSKVZDnq
— Kiceyoli (@kiceyoli) November 12, 2017
Ray Stevens approves. Because, obviously.
However, Lambright was taken to jail for his streaking exploits. After being taken to pokey, Lambright was charged with criminal trespass and public lewdness, both misdemeanors, per a Democrat & Chronicle report. Lambright pleaded not guilty to both charges. Bail was set at $500 cash, $2,000 bond.
Lambright is taking his pressing legal issues all in stride and decided to turn his newfound celebrity streaker status into something positive. First, a company has created a Bills streaker t-shirt($14.95) and hoodie ($24.95) to commemorate the streak.
Buffalo Bills' streaker honored with T-shirt for charity https://t.co/gdMljTUG25 pic.twitter.com/33GHiXSRP4
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An agreement between Lambright and the company means a $5 donation will be made to Buffalo’s City Mission for every item sold. Those funds will help the charity purchase winter clothing for those in need.
Drew Nye, the co-owner of the Blossom Road Pub in Rochester, N.Y., also reached out to Lambright, who has agreed to make an appearance at the establishment for the Bills’ Nov. 26 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Nye agreed to cover half of Lambright’s bail in exchange. But Nye also has asked folks who plan to attend to bring gently used coats to the pub.
“We love to have a party but we wanted to continue on the train of positivity,” Nye said of the shindig. “We’re trying to have fun. If we can collect some clothes for people that need them, it gives the event a little bit of balance.”