The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans said 34-year-old Shawn H. Payton of Jackson made the call on Jan. 7, when about 70,000 people were inside the stadium in New Orleans.
The FBI arrested Payton on Monday. He's free on bond after appearing in Detroit federal court. He's due Feb. 14 in New Orleans federal court.
Payton tells The Detroit News he feels "bad for making some stupid phone calls."
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