Tuesday October 28th, 2014

A Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice who created an ad hoc justice system for NFL fans resigned Monday after he was found to have exchanged hundreds of sexually explicit emails on state accounts, Bloomberg LP reported Monday

Judge Seamus McCaffrey became known in the late 1990s for presiding over the 'Eagles Court' tribunal that adjudicated the criminal cases of especially unruly Philadelphia Eagles fans in a janitorial closet in the basement of Veterans Stadium. The concept of the court was devised after a particularly violent Monday Night Football game in 1997 between the Eagles and the San Francisco 49ers that featured 20 arrests and upwards of 60 fist fights. 

The incriminating emails contained photographs of and videos of uniformed schoolgirls, according to the Bloomberg report. McCaffrey had publicly accepted responsibility for the e-mails and was suspended without pay on Oct. 20. 

The multimedia were uncovered, ironically, during a peripheral investigation by state Attorney General Kathleen Kuse into her office's handling of the investigation of Penn State University assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Sandusky was found guilty in June of 2012 on 45 counts of sexual abuse and sentenced to more than 400 years in prison after a grand jury determined he molested children. 

- Will Green

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