MESA, Ariz. - Police arrested two Arizona Cardinals fans who they say burned messages in the front lawn of Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb's home in Chandler, Ariz., a day before the NFC championship game.
Police tracked down the pair after they discovered a sticker containing the home address of one of the men on a cardboard sign left in McNabb's yard.
Rex Michael Perkins, 37, of Chandler, and Ryan Hanlon, 29, of Gilbert, were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage Sunday after police questioned Perkins about the sign that said: "Go Cards" on one side and "Beat Philly" on the other, Chandler police said.
Perkins and Hanlon also are accused of pouring diesel fuel in McNabb's yard to read: "Go Kurt," and "Go Cards," causing an estimated $2,000 in damage, Chandler police Sgt. Joe Favazzo said.
McNabb had arrived home Thursday to find an Arizona Cardinals flag in his front yard, and he thought it was funny and took it in stride, Favazzo said.