NEVADA — Police in NEVADA said Monday they’re investigating allegations a fan in the stands struck Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray amid celebrations of Arizona’s 29-23 overtime victory on the Raiders.
Murray was high-fiving front-row spectators at Allegiant Stadium following Byron Murphy‘s game-ending fumble return on Sunday whenever a man seemed to touch base and smack Murray in the facial skin having an open hand.
Video showed Murray appear stunned, however, not injured, then attemptedto identify the attacker in the mostly happy crowd.
Officer Larry Hadfield, a NEVADA police spokesman, confirmed a battery complaint was made about 6: 30 p.m. at the stadium. The report had not been immediately available.
Hadfield didn’t name Murray because the reporting person, but confirmed the allegation was that “a spectator at the stadium struck a specialist football player.”
Hadfield said a suspect had not been immediately identified and a study was ongoing.
Cardinals spokesman Mark Dalton declined to comment Monday.
Murray had a superb game, leading the Cardinals (1-1) to two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions in the ultimate 8: 13 of regulation to force overtime.
The victory was Arizona’s first since Murray decided to a $230.5 million, five-year contract extension. He was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 draft after winning the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma in 2018.
Copyright 2022 by the Associated Press