Mayor of Pittsburgh Wants Catfish Tosser Pardoned

The mayor of Pittsburgh, Bill Peduto, sent out a statement saying that he feels the charges that were given to Catfish Tosser Jacob Waddell, who resides in Nolensville, was a bit too much.

A dead fish was sent flying out onto the ice during the beginning of the second period of the of the first game in the Stanley Cup Finals.
Waddell was ejected from the arena and given a charge of disorderly conduct. He was also given a charge of possessing a criminal instrument and disrupting a meeting. He could face up to 6 years in prison and could pay more than $12,000 in fines.

The mayor of Pittsburgh feels that community service at one of Pittsburgh’s famous fish markets sounds more fare.

On Monday, the mayor of Nashville, Megan Barry, sent out a statement asking judges to be lenient on Waddell. She said that she hopes that judges will dismiss Waddell’s case in the spirit of good sportsmanship.

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Plenty of council members from the Metro Nashville area has been noted as showing support for Mr. Waddell. They are asking for their county government officials in Pittsburgh to excuse the Predators fan’s behavior.

A plethora of GoFundMe campaigns has been set to help pay for Waddell’s lawyers.

There’s even a friendly wager going on between Barry and Peduto over the Finals for the Stanley Cup. They have said whosoever team loses will donate funds to a veterans charity within the winning team’s city.

Since back in ’03, it has been a tradition for Predators fans to throw out catfish during hockey games. According to Metro Nashville police, no one has been charged with an offense dealing with catfish through since they began the tradition.

As of now, the Penguins are 1-0 against the Predators. Game 2 begins Wednesday night in Pittsburgh at 7:00 p.m.