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Following Arizona’s 29-23 overtime victory against the Raiders, Las Vegas police announced Monday that they are looking into claims that a spectator hit Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray.
Following Byron Murphy Jr.’s game-winning fumble return at Allegiant Stadium on Sunday, Murray was giving high fives to onlookers in the front rows when a man suddenly appeared to reach out and strike Murray in the face.
Murray was shown on camera appearing surprised but unharmed as he searched the largely joyful throng for the assailant.
A battery complaint was filed at the stadium at around 6:30 p.m., according to Las Vegas police spokesperson Officer Larry Hadfield. The report wasn’t available right away.
Hadfield acknowledged the claim that “a stadium spectator struck a professional football player,” but he did not specifically identify Murray as the reporter.
Hadfield stated that no suspect had been located at the time and that an investigation was still ongoing.
Mark Dalton, a Cardinals spokesperson, declined to comment on Monday.
In the final 8:13 of regulation, Murray had a tremendous game, guiding the Cardinals (1-0) to two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions to force overtime.
Arizona’s first victory following Murray’s consent to a $230.5 million, five-year contract extension. After winning the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma in 2018, he was selected with the first overall choice in the 2019 draft.