EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (PIX11) – On Tuesday police arrested a Jets fan recorded punching a woman in the face after a game at MetLife Stadium, along with the Patriots fan he hit and two others.
On Monday, the mother of 38-year-old Long Island bartender Kurt Paschke said her son had good reason to punch the woman, and a police investigation has backed up her story.
The fight began on the 100 concourse level of the stadium during a tense game that the Jets won after a call granted them a second try at a field goal. Around 4:30 p.m., Amanda MacDowell, 25, of Marlborough Massachusetts, Jaclyn Nugent, 26, of Boston Massachusetts, and David James Sacco, 28, of Boston Massachusetts got into a “verbal and physical” altercation with Paschke.
“After a thorough review of the evidence, the investigation revealed that Amanda MacDowell, and Jaclyn Nugent, were observed kicking and punching Paschke in the body and head,” according to New Jersey State Police.
Paschke fought back shortly after, punching the female Patriots fan in the face. Another man, Patriots fan David James Sacco then punched Paschke in the face.
All four people face charges of simple assault and disorderly conduct and have court dates at East Rutherford Municipal Court.