No stealing bases at graduation!

21-year-old William Lopez was ejected from his graduation ceremony Thursday at Yankee Stadium. New York University held its commencement at the ballpark because of construction at Washington Square Park. The students were told to stay off the field, but Lopez couldn’t resist the temptation to run the bases.
"The students had been repeatedly advised . . . that they were strictly prohibited from being on the field," said NYU spokesman John Beckman.

About three-quarters of the way through the ceremony, Lopez, wearing his gown and mortarboard, leaped over the right-field fence onto the field.

He sprinted across the outfield behind second base and made it to third, as many in the crowd, which also included 20,000 guests, cheered him on.

Stadium security and NYPD officers apprehended him before he made it to home plate. Link -via Digg

(image credit: Robert Miller)

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That tackle was ok...not awesome. This one is for sure tho:
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I'm sorry, but only elite athletes have permission to step apon the hallowed ground of Yankee Stadium. You are but an unworthy peasant and therefor do not rate to touch the manicured soil.

Good for him.
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