Eagles Tight End Reportedly 'Fine' After Being Sucker-Punched at Restaurant

John Healy
June 21, 2020 - 4:50 pm

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is reportedly ‘fine’ after he was sent to the hospital during an altercation at a South Dakota restaurant on Saturday, according to NJ.com.

Goedert, 25, was sucker-punched unprovoked while at the Zoo Bar in Aberdeen, South Dakota with his family around 1 a.m. early Saturday morning.

Police were called to the scene due to reports of people “busting glasses and have busted heads,” according to the Mitchell Republic, and a suspect was arrested, per Tim McManus of ESPN.

ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted a video of the incident, which shows Goedert pushing someone aside when he is struck in the face and knocked unconscious.

Goedert was taken to the hospital as a precaution and later released.

The Eagles told NJ.com that they were aware of the situation but had no further comment.

Neither the Zoo Bar nor Aberdeen Police Department provided further information to various media outlets on the alleged incident.

Goedert’s roommate and Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox tweeted about the incident on Saturday night, saying that there “would have been some problems” if he were there.

Goedert, a native of South Dakota, is entering his third season in the NFL with the Eagles, who took the tight end out of South Dakota State in the second round of the 2018 draft.

Goedert, the No. 2 tight end on the depth chart, had 58 catches for 607 yards and five touchdowns last season – ranking second on the team in each of those categories Pro Bowler tight end Zach Ertz. He will be eligible for a contract extension following the 2020 season.

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