Las Vegas Police Are Conducting An Investigation Into Allegations Of A Fan Striking Cardinals’ Kyler Murray
According to ESPN, the Las Vegas Police Department announced on Monday that it is conducting an investigation into the alleged incident of a fan striking Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Kyler Murray. Murray and the Cardinals came away with an upset win over the Las Vegas Raiders in overtime after being down 20-0. Sports Anchor Cameron Cox posted a video of the alleged incident on social media.
After securing the game-winning fumble return for a touchdown, Murray can be seen running to a row of fans with Cardinals jerseys and giving people high-fives. A spectator, wearing a gray shirt, can be seen reaching up and over and connecting an open hand smack to Murray’s face.
The quarterback was not injured, but did react a second later by going back into the crowd to attempt to identify and confront the suspect. Cardinals players came over moments later to pull Murray away from the situation.
A spokesperson from the LVPD, named officer Larry Hadfield, confirmed to media that a complaint of battery was made at approximately 6:30 pm at Allegiant Stadium. Murray was not named as the person who reported the complaint, but the complaint said that “a spectator at the stadium struck a professional football player.” Investigations are still ongoing and a suspect has yet to be officially identified.
Cardinals Spokesman Mark Dalton offered no comment on the situation and official reports were not made available.
ESPN has more HERE.