Man charged with simple assault after sucker-punching Eagles Tight End

It was reported on Friday by NJ.com’s Mike Kaye that Eagles Tight End Dallas Goedert had been sucker-punched at a restaurant in South Dakota. The 25-year-old was taken to hospital but was in good health and is now at home.

On Monday Morning, the Aberdeen police department released a statement that included a significant update in the investigation (h/t Bleeding Green Nation):

At approximately 1:07am on 06/20/2020 Aberdeen Police responded to the 1000 block of South Main Street in reference to an assault.

It was discovered that an adult male had been punched in the face. The male was transported to Avera St. Lukes Hospital where he was treated and released.

Investigation led to the arrest of Kyle Douglas Hadala, age 29 of Sarasota, Florida. He was charged with simple assault.

Further inquiries are being referred to the Brown County States Attorneys Office.

– Statement via Bleeding Green Nation

A video of the attack was tweeted one day later:

It’s not only great to hear that Goedert is okay and that a man has been arrested, but also charged with a crime that could result in jail time and a hefty fine.

Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

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