Kyler Murray Struck By Fan As Las Vegas Police Investigate Postgame Incident

Police in Las Vegas mentioned Monday they’re investigating allegations {that a} fan within the stands struck Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray amid celebrations of Arizona’s 29-23 additional time victory over the Raiders. (Watch the video beneath.)

Murray was high-fiving front-row spectators at Allegiant Stadium following Byron Murphy Jr.’s game-ending fumble return on Sunday when a person appeared to achieve out and smack Murray within the face with an open hand.

Video confirmed Murray seem surprised, however not injured, then try to establish the attacker within the largely completely happy crowd. (Quick-forward to :25 for the alleged incident.)

Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury mentioned Monday that he hadn’t seen the video of the alleged altercation.

“I was just told about it,” Kingsbury mentioned. “But I think that guy’s a lowlife, whoever did it, and I hope they arrest him, he gets fired and can never go to another game.”

Officer Larry Hadfield, a Las Vegas police spokesman, confirmed {that a} battery criticism was made about 6:30 p.m. on the stadium. The report was not instantly out there.

Hadfield didn’t title Murray because the reporting particular person, however confirmed the allegation was that “a spectator at the stadium struck a professional football player.”

Hadfield mentioned a suspect was not instantly recognized and an investigation was ongoing.

Cardinals spokesman Mark Dalton referred any questions in regards to the incident to Las Vegas police.

Murray had an impressive sport, main the Cardinals (1-1) to 2 touchdowns and two 2-point conversions within the remaining 8:13 of regulation to drive additional time.

The victory was Arizona’s first since Murray agreed to a $230.5 million, five-year contract extension. He was the No. 1 general decide within the 2019 draft after successful the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma in 2018.