Dallas Goedert attacker speaks out on punching Eagles tight end
The plot thickens as the suspect of the bar incident involving Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert just came out to share his side of the nasty brawl.
Kyle Hadala, the 29-year old Florida-native who was charged with simple assault, told TMZ that it was Goedert’s group who actually instigated the fight in Aberdeen, South Dakota last month.
“They picked out my smaller colleague from the group, got in his face, and made very threatening remarks toward his personal well-being,” Hadala told TMZ (per New York Post). “Then one of his crew told my other colleague, and I quote, ‘You’re just a fat f–king p—y. I’ll beat the s–t out of you.’”
According to Hadala, it was when the 6-foot-5 Goedert put his hands on one of his friends, which was actually seen on the surveillance video that was released. In the video, the Eagles tight end was seen out cold after Hadala came with a swinging right hook.
Fortunately, the NFL player did not sustain any injuries after the incident.
According to initial reports, Goedert was simply sucker-punched by Hadala out of nowhere while he was enjoying dinner with his family in Aberdeen. But per Hadala, he was only protecting his friend given that the Eagles TE group clearly had them outnumbered.
“At this point, I was in fear for both of my friends’ well-being especially due to the fact there were 10 of them and we were not familiar with the area,” Hadala said. “I protected my friend and then was ambushed by 5 to 7 individuals that punched, kicked, threw beer bottles, etc., trying to cause me bodily harm which I received medical treatment at the hospital for my injuries the next day.”
The Eagles, as well as Dallas Goedert, has yet to publicly comment on the incident.