On the field, this would have resulted in an unnecessary roughness penalty -- but off the field, the kind of behavior we saw during Saturday night's game may have more severe consequences.
The Glendale Police Department ejected 63 people from the University of Phoenix stadium throughout the duration of the game. One woman was arrested for disorderly intoxication.
A tourist from Omaha missed Aaron Rodger's desperate Hail Mary on the last play of regulation, which tied the score and forced the game into overtime, when a fan fight broke out in the stands.
Paul Wesley Bell, who was in town to catch the Alabama Crimson Tide take on the Clemson Tigers in the CFP Championship game, captured the violent confrontation.
The oddest part about the video is the man who was punched was wearing Seahawks gear, but Seattle wasn't playing in Glendale on Saturday night. In the video, he said he lost his hat during the melee.
Police took my phone to forensics and I missed the Hail Mary. About halfway into the video the biggest fist fight of the night breaks out and I grabbed all of it on tape. I started filming a solid one minute prior to the escalation thinking this might blow up into something. Half a dozen arrests as a result of this footage. Look for the guy in Seattle Seahawks gears, the Arizona fans absolutely animate him. The fight does not break out until about halfway through the video.
Posted by Paul Wesley on Saturday, January 16, 2016
Bell told newsnet5.com's sister station ABC15 that he went with police and provided them a copy of the video.
Glendale police say no arrests were made in direct connection to the fight, and it's not clear how many people were ejected in relation to the video, but the footage will soon be reviewed by a sergeant.