Las Vegas police said Monday they are investigating allegations that a fan in the stands punched Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray amid celebrations of Arizona’s 29-23 overtime victory over the Raiders.
A man appeared to reach out to him before punching him in the face with an open hand.
Video showed Murray looking stunned, but not hurt, then trying to identify the striker in the mostly happy crowd.
Officer Larry Hadfield, spokesman for the Las Vegas police, confirmed that a complaint was filed around 6:30 p.m.
Hadfield did not name Murray, but confirmed that the allegation was that « a spectator at the stadium hit a professional football player ».
Hadfield said a suspect was not immediately identified and an investigation is ongoing.
Cardinals spokesman Mark Dalton declined to comment Monday.