Las Vegas police are investigating an assault on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray after the visiting team’s win against the Las Vegas Raiders. After the end of the game, the quarterbackwent to greet some fans in the stands, when he was slapped in the face.
Murray looked very upset and faced the fans who were in the stands, however, days later and with a cooler head he said he had no problem.
“I know every person that I’ve hit in the face, I did it for a reason,” Murray said in a press conference. “I don’t know if he didn’t know where he was. I don’t know — it was a pretty live game, Vegas is Vegas, I’m sure he was having fun. But, again, I don’t know.”
“I don’t think any player should be getting touched in that manner, but, no hard feelings toward the guy,” he continued. “I mean, if I see him, I’d shake his hand. It is what it is.”
Las Vegas police search for the attacker
A Las Vegas police spokesman confirmed that a police report was filed to report an assault around 6:30 p.m. local time. Murray’s name was not mentioned, but the bulletin confirms that “a fan struck an American soccer player.” The suspect has not been identified.
The Cardinals declined to comment on the case and directed questions to the Las Vegas police. For their part, the Raiders said they are aware of what happened and are cooperating with the investigation.