NFL Investigating Horrific Panthers Fan Assault


Carolina Panthers fan Kyle Adam Maraghy, 26, has been charged with assault after the clip showed him repeatedly punching his 62-year-old victim in the face.

Maraghy has been charged with simple assault, according to CMPD.

After being released from Mecklenburg County jail on Friday night, Maraghy did not comment when asked about the incident by Stephanie Tinoco of WSOC9.

A man has been arrested in connection with a disturbing video showing a Carolina Panthers fan punching another spectator during Thursday night's National Football League game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Warren Carrigan, who shot the video, wrote in the caption that the older man complained to the couple for standing throughout the game - blocking his view.

He added, "That's what the 15 seconds didn't show", with regard to the video of the altercation posted on Instagram. The dude took offense to the couple never sitting down and obstructing his view.

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The punches immediately bloodied the seated fan's face before others stepped in to stop Maraghy, who left before security arrived.

The Panthers reviewed the tape and identified the man in the video, the team said in a statement earlier Friday.

A man wearing a Carolina Panthers jersey is seen engaged in a verbal argument with a fan seated behind him at Bank of America Stadium.

"The behavior exhibited by the perpetrator is unacceptable and will not be condoned at Bank of America Stadium", Emory said.

The NFL told ESPN that it is investigating the incident as well.

Twice since 2013, he has been arrested for assault, with one time being assault and battery, but details on the incidents were unavailable. Carrigan claims that the fight broke out in section 541.