Charges Upgraded in Fight After Chiefs Game
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ (AP) -- State police have upgraded charges against a New Jersey man accused of beating a fan in the parking lot after the Jets defeated the Chiefs at MetLife Stadium on Sunday.
Thirty-five-year-old Merle Lee of Newton is free on bond, charged with aggravated assault.
State Police Sgt. Brian Polite says Lee was first charged with simple assault but charges were upgraded after 23-year-old James Mohr's condition worsened.
Polite says the Queens, N.Y., resident got into a brief scuffle with some guys and the skirmish broke up on its own. Polite says Lee then "came out of the blue and punched Mohr in the face."
Polite says the incident "was not a Jets-Chiefs melee." He says witnesses told troopers there was no indication they were Kansas City fans.
Mohr is reported in fair condition Wednesday at Hackensack University Medical Center.