The New York Jets' Sunday night victory over the New England Patriots didn't end well for all fans. A fan spat was taken out of the stands after the whistle blew and turned into a brawl at MetLife Stadium. The fight reportedly took place between two groups after an afternoon of smack-talking and butting heads, according to a Deadspin report. Suffolk police have identified Kurt Paschke, 38, and are investigating him in the alleged punching of a woman during the fight.
Video footage of the scrap was posted on Deadspin and on YouTube by other bystanders, and it shows a female Patriots fan running at the man, who is supposedly Paschke. The suspect then punches the woman in the face/head area, after which she stumbles backwards. One of the videos is shown below.
Paschke may not be the only one in trouble for the violence, as there were multiple people involved, but he is the only one identified so far that has a record. Kurt Paschke's mother, Colleen Paschke, who attended Sunday's game with him, spoke out to Fox 5 in New York after he was taken in for questioning and admitted that he has done time for previous offenses. Paschke, now a bartender in Long Island, served a three year sentence beginning in 1992 for criminally negligent homicide in the stabbing death of Henri Ferrer, according to the New York Daily News.
While Paschke's mother admitted that her son has a bad past, but claims that he was defending himself and her after the game and that the Pats fans were the aggressors in the fight.
“Yes a guy should not hit a girl or a woman,” Colleen Paschke said when speaking with Fox 5, “but if you are going to get a maniac girl how much abuse are you supposed to take before you defend yourself?”
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