Cardinals’ Kyler Murray reacts to fan incident in Vegas: ‘No hard feelings’
Sep 21, 2022, 11:44 AM
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“Vegas is Vegas.”
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray was allegedly struck with an open hand while celebrating with fans after his team’s 20-point comeback victory over the Raiders on Sunday.
The quarterback was high-fiving fans and getting hugs when a hand came down on his face from the second row.
Las Vegas police are investigating the matter, but Murray said he had no hard feelings for the individual.
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“Stuff happens fast,” Murray told reporters Wednesday. “I know every person that I’ve hit in the face, I did it for a reason. I don’t know if he probably didn’t know where he was. I don’t know. It was a pretty live game. Vegas is Vegas. I’m sure he was having fun.
“But, again, I don’t think any player should be getting touched in that manner.”
Murray said he would even shake the individual’s hand.
“It is what it is.”
The Cardinals beat the Raiders on a walk-off fumble recovery returned for a touchdown by cornerback Byron Murphy Jr.
Murray was visibly amped, celebrating with teammates after the situation near the stands.
He said without a doubt he’d go up to the fans all over again in a similar situation.