A New England Patriots fan who died at a home game Sunday was punched in the head twice before the medical emergency, a witness said Tuesday.
Massachusetts State Police have said that Dale Mooney “suffered an apparent medical event” during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
“A fan in a Dolphins jersey reached over and just punched the victim twice in the face,” witness Joe Kilmartin said.
The exact cause of death has not been released because the autopsy has not been done yet.
However, the indications are that he most likely died from a brain bleed due to head trauma.
Brain bleeds are insidious. A slow brain bleed can cause pressure to build up inside the skull until death occurs.
The victim may not be fully aware of the damage to his brain because early symptoms would be headaches and dizziness, which are overlooked.
By the time it gets severe enough where the victim wants to seek medical attention, they may be incapacitated.
Head trauma is very serious, and a good punch or two, especially when unexpected, can cause fatal head trauma.
Don’t get punched in the head, and don’t let idiots yell you that you don’t need to be prepared to use force to stop yourself from getting punched in the head.