NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man charged with phoning in a bomb threat to the Louisiana Superdome during the New Orleans Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions in January has pleaded guilty.
The Times-Picayune in New Orleans reports that Shawn Payton of Jackson, Michigan pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Detroit.
The newspaper reports he pleaded guilty to a felony count of transmitting threats to injure in interstate communications. Payton faces five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
The FBI arrested Payton in Detroit on January 30th. Prosecutors say he called the Superdome reception desk during the January 7th game and claimed there was a bomb in the building.
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