Following Arizona’s 29-23 overtime victory over the Raiders, Las Vegas police said 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 smack Murray in the face.
Murray was seen on camera appearing stunned but unharmed as he searched the largely joyful crowd for the alleged attacker.
A battery complaint was filed at the stadium at around 6:30 p.m., according to Las Vegas police spokesman Officer Larry Hadfield. The report wasn’t available right away.
Hadfield did not specifically identify Murray as the reporter, but he did confirm the claim that “a stadium spectator struck a professional football player.”
Hadfield stated that no suspect had been located at the time and that an investigation was still ongoing.
Mark Dalton, a Cardinals spokesman, declined to comment on Monday.
In the final 8:13 of regulation, Murray had an outstanding 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 as the first overall pick in the 2019 draft.