A West Des Moines jock was charged with disorderly conduct after he allegedly screamed profanities at a baseball game for 6-year-olds, according to a story by Tiffany DeMaster at desmoinesregister.com.
But, Brill said in a statement to the Des Moines Register Wednesday that other parents cursed at him first while he was talking privately with his wife about concerns that a young player was injured.
According to the police report Brill is an on-air personality for Citadel Broadcasting; he is known as “Catfish” on KJJY-FM (92.5). He is also the operations manager for Citadel in Des Moines. In addition to KJJY, the company owns KGGO-FM (94.9), KHKI-FM (97.3), KWQW-FM (98.3) and KBGG-AM (1700).
Officer Blain Brinkmeyer was called to Holiday Park and talked with Brill’s wife, Deanna Deddens-Brill, 37.
Deddens-Brill told Brinkmeyer that she and her husband were talking about a coach not responding to a player who may have been injured when a woman in the stands began commenting on their conversation.
According to the police report, Steven Brill began to belittle the woman who had joined the conversation with his wife. Another woman told Brill he had to leave the game, but he then began to insult the second woman and her husband.
Brill said he didn’t begin the slew of expletives. He said while talking privately to his wife, the wife of the opposing team’s coach interrupted their conversation.
Another man in the stands told Brill to “lay off” the woman, and used vulgarities, Brill said. He added the man also told his wife to shut up when she stepped into the conversation.
“From there, regrettably things spiraled out of control for about a minute or two,” Steven Brill said. “People from all sides of the bleachers were yelling at each other, some I’m sure trying to help, some being jerks.”