Duck fan gets jail time for burning Beaver turf

Duck fan gets jail time for burning Beaver turf
Police circulated this photo shot by the Portland Tribune after the Civil War game to identify a suspect in the case.

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A Ducks fan caught on camera waving a flaming jersey after the Oregon Civil War game pleaded guilty to reckless burning Thursday.

Joshua Britton, 20, of Beaverton was ordered to pay $1,500 in restitution and $102 in fines, according to Benton County Circuit Court.

A judge also gave Britton seven days in jail. He has not yet started serving the sentence.

Britton was charged after Oregon State Police circulated a photograph shot by a Portland Tribune photographer. The photo shows Duck fans surrounding a man, now identified as Britton, holding what appears to be a burning Beaver jersey.

Oregon State officials reported burn damage to the turf at Reser Stadium. | See photos of the damage 

Police used the Tribune photograph to try to find a culprit or culprits in the case.

This was one of two Civil War-related crimes that caught the public's attention. In another incident, two men face charges they stole an oversized novelty mascot head of ESPN football analyst Lee Corso from the College Gameday set in Corvallis. Police say they later dumped the mascot head in Harrisburg, Ore. – outside the home of an Oregon State University employee.