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Shortly after video of Kyle Adam Maraghy punching out an older fan during last night’s Panthers-Eagles game began circulating today, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD confirmed that they were looking into the case. This afternoon, they announced that they’d arrested Maraghy and charged him with simple assault for sucker-punching the 62-year-old fan.


Maraghy is 26 years old and North Carolina court records show he’s been charged with a variety of offenses over the past few years, including assault and battery, as well as LSD possession. The Panthers released the following statement on the matter earlier today.

We have reviewed video tape of the incident and have identified the perpetrator. We are working with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to pursue charges to the fullest extent of the law.

The Carolina Panthers are committed to a fan-friendly and family-friendly stadium experience. The behavior exhibited by the perpetrator is unacceptable and will not be condoned at Bank of America Stadium.

Staff writer, Deadspin

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