Father ejected from Cardinals game reportedly berated officers

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GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 17:  Justin Bethel #31 of the Arizona Cardinals dives for a loose ball against the Dallas Cowboys at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) By Norm Hall GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 17: Justin Bethel #31 of the Arizona Cardinals dives for a loose ball against the Dallas Cowboys at University of Phoenix Stadium on August 17, 2013 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) By Norm Hall

PHOENIX -- He made national headlines for his ejection from last weekend’s Arizona Cardinals game, but now state officials are turning the tables on a Valley father, saying he was the instigator and not the victim.

While at last Saturday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, John Coulter decided he wanted to take a photo.

His hands, however, were full, so he asked his 15-year-old son to hold his beer while he snapped a few pictures.

Two undercover officers saw Coulter hand his son his beer, and informed him that it was illegal.

Coulter has since claimed that he was ejected for handing his son alcohol.

A report from the State Department of Liquor says that’s actually not the case, noting that Coulter was removed from the stadium because he berated and insulted officers, and prevented them from asking if the teen had consumed any beer.

“It’s unacceptable to behave that way in a liquor license establishment,” said Wes Kuhl with the Arizona Department of Liquor License and Control. “It violates their code of conduct and also violates the state, which says it’s unlawful for a disorderly person to remain on a liquor license premises.”

Coulter was neither arrested nor cited for last weekend’s incident.

He also wasn’t the only person who had an issue involving alcohol during last weekend’s game.

An underage fan was arrested after that person was found to have a blood alcohol content of .26, which is more than three times the legal limit.