A man says he was viciously beaten by an NFL player’s family in the stands at the Rams’ playoff game against the Falcons last weekend at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, according to ABC7.
The Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the alleged assault. Henry Romero told the television station he was struck in “the head, back of the neck and…face” by “three big men” while his 13-year-old daughter Yasmine Romero looked on.
Henry Romero says he suffered a fractured eye socket and stitches in his forehead as a result of the alleged beating. Yasmine Romero also claims she was hit in the alleged altercation. The Rams released the following statement in response to the allegations: “We are aware of an incident following our game and we are working with authorities to determine exactly what happened.”
Henry Romero told ABC7 that he and his daughter walked down to the edge of the field to see players and possibly take pictures. At that time, Romero says, security asked the two to move because they were shepherding people out of the designated family seating area.
“The lady behind him, I don’t know who it was. We have an idea of who, but (she) kind of started arguing with me. ’You need to move. We’re the player’s family,’” Romero said.
The argument escalated before Henry Romero and his daughter started to make their way back to their original seats. That’s when they say punches were thrown.
A man claims he was beaten in the stands at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after the Rams – Falcons game.
“For her to lunge at me, I was completely caught off guard, and that’s when she was pushed down,” Romero said. “I just went to kind of protect myself.”
Romero says security led the alleged suspects away, leaving him on the ground bleeding.
“I felt abandoned by not only the security personnel, but the Rams themselves,” Henry Romero said.
“I want justice for my husband and our family,” Henry’s wife, Karina Romero, added.