In the moments following the Arizona Cardinals’ 29-23 overtime win over the Las Vegas Raiders Sunday at Allegiant Stadium, controversy kicked off as quarterback Kyler Murray appeared to be struck in the face as he celebrated with fans in the north end zone.
Murray was high-fiving front-row spectators at Allegiant Stadium following Byron Murphy Jr.’s game-ending fumble return on Sunday when somebody appeared to reach out and smack Murray in the face with an open hand.
The video showed Murray attempting to identify the attacker immediately after it happened.
Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said Monday that he hadn’t seen the video of the alleged altercation, but he had some harsh words for the person who did it.
“I was just told about it,’’ Kingsbury said. “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.’’
Las Vegas police spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield confirmed that a battery complaint was made, but did not name Murray as the reporting person, but confirmed the allegation was that “a spectator at the stadium struck a professional football player.”
Hadfield said a suspect was not immediately identified and an investigation was ongoing.