Minnesota Bans ‘Piggyback Bandit’ From Prep Events

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota is banning the man known as the “Piggyback Bandit” from high school games in the state.

Twenty-eight-year-old Sherwin Shayegan has a history of jumping on the backs of high school athletes.

Executive Director David Stead of the Minnesota State High School League says Shayegan was seen in St. Cloud on Thursday and was known to be in Minneapolis Friday.

Stead says he is banning Shayegan from all league-sponsored games and fine arts activities in Minnesota.

On Thursday, the North Dakota High School Activities Association took similar action after Shayegan showed up at three high school sporting events in Bismarck.

Last week Shayega pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of assault after his arrest in Helena, Mont. He acknowledged jumping on two players at a soccer tournament in October.

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  • A. Senser

    Does he get off doing that? Gross.
    Maybe he needs someone like, well, me or …….
    That is not normal behavior. I mean really now ….. odd

  • Real Talk

    Ok…that is AWESOME.

    How bout the guy gets his kicks that way. And how about he has done it so much a) it is known by the league b) they banned him for it.

    Good laugh on a Friday.

  • Ball Slasher.....

    … Part Two?

  • Willow

    Sounds like someone needs professional help.

  • Kevin

    Shoot him….

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