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Report: Alleged puncher of female Pats fan did time for homicide

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The on-field controversy at MetLife Stadium from Sunday has been balanced, at bit, by an off-field controversy that occurred among fans attending the game.

Video taken at the venue shows a male Jets fan punching a female Patriots fan in the face.  Police are investigating the incident.

So is the media.  According to FOX 5, the man’s name is Kurt Paschke, 38.  His mother, Colleen, tells FOX 5 that Kurt was convicted in 1992 of “criminally negligent homicide in the stabbing death of a Long Island teenager.”

Colleen Paschke, who attended the game with her son, essentially admits that he threw the punch on Sunday.  But she claims that Kurt was defending himself.

“Yes a guy should not hit a girl or a woman,” Colleen Paschke said, “but if you are going to get a maniac girl how much abuse are you supposed to take before you defend yourself?”

The video shows the girl rushing toward the man as he then punches her in the face.  She staggers backward for a step or two, but doesn’t fall.

“He’s very mild-mannered, he does have a past from when he was 17 so he knows that when there is an altercation that you move on, you don’t put yourself in that position,” Colleen Paschke says of her son. “He was concerned for me and for himself also just to keep going and not make something out of it.  But they thought otherwise. They were the aggressors.”

The New York Daily News reports that Kurt Paschke served three years in prison for the stabbing death of Henri Ferrer at a pizza parlor in Sayville, Long Island.  Ferrer’s parents believe that Paschke got preferential treatment from the judicial system.

“He murdered my son, and he got a minimum sentence for killing a 17-year-old boy,” Robert Ferrer told the Daily News. “He got away with it because his father is a [police] sergeant.”

Said Jocelyne Ferrer of Paschke, “I hope he winds up in jail.”

Regardless of whether Paschke winds up in jail, he’s found himself caught up in a media scrum that likely will continue until the situation is resolved.

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56 Responses to “Report: Alleged puncher of female Pats fan did time for homicide”
  1. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 22, 2013 8:01 AM

    I’m sure both sides were drunk and annoying.

  2. rdrdrs58 says: Oct 22, 2013 8:11 AM

    not condoning what this meat head did, but why is the media not pointing out that the woman that got punched and her friend, were throwing punches at the guy and chasing after him taking swings? They should suffer some consequences as well for instigating the situation.

    A few questions…

    if they guy never punches the woman, does this situation get as much media for the women attacking him?

    Why is it ok for women to do what these two ladies do without any repercussions?

    What would have been an acceptable and appropriate response from any guy that its in a situation like this? stand there and take it? Wait for security? Curl up in a ball and let the women do what the want?

  3. waldoampere says: Oct 22, 2013 8:11 AM

    Bad people do bad things. And every team and every part of the country has them.

  4. shogunassasin30 says: Oct 22, 2013 8:12 AM

    OK – That would be neither here nor there to what happened at the game. That’s a little manipulating by the media of public opinion.

    One psycho chick fan punched and rushed him, that the video didn’t catch. He was scurrying off when that blonde B rushed him at which point she got popped. “POW. Right in the kisser.”

    EQUALITY.

  5. green41563 says: Oct 22, 2013 8:13 AM

    Watch the video. She runs up and hits him.

    The media outrage about the gender of the participants is modern sexism 101: Women can do whatever they want. Men can’t.

    In fact, many women *become* violent in the expectation that sexist social conventions will prevent the man from hitting back.

    Can’t have it both ways, people. Can’t get rid of the double standards that hurt women but keep the ones that favor them.

    Once you raise your hands, you’re fair game, woman or not. Period.

  6. allhailkingflacco says: Oct 22, 2013 8:19 AM

    Well, this is getting quite freaking interesting.

  7. joetoronto says: Oct 22, 2013 8:22 AM

    Much like the NFL, the “justice” system goes too easy on these psychopaths , sending the wrong message to them.

    This POS must figure he’s untouchable.

    Send him away forever and send the RIGHT message.

  8. titusyoungslegalcounsel says: Oct 22, 2013 8:22 AM

    Unlike Geno Smith, he hit his target

  9. knucklebucket says: Oct 22, 2013 8:24 AM

    Defending yourself is one thing, clocking a woman in the face so hard her head snaps back and makes her bleed, is another thing entirely.

    Send this bum back to prison and we’ll see how well he can defend himself against other men.

  10. rhamrhoddy says: Oct 22, 2013 8:31 AM

    “So you’re the guy in the Camo-Chrebet outfit that punched that woman in the face? Well hi. I’m Rhonda. I love the ankle-bracelet. Buy me a beer?”
    Good luck with the ladies after this one, dude.

  11. jackburton77 says: Oct 22, 2013 8:33 AM

    Because a sports game is just that damn important right?

    Both parties should be ashamed of themselves and the system stinks for letting that guy out of prison.

    Prolly Obamacare’s fault?

  12. tigerlilac says: Oct 22, 2013 8:33 AM

    The story just keeps getting more revealing of the nature of violence. The man in question murdered a 17-year-old boy when he was young and got the minimum sentence. The victim’s father believes he got away with it because the perp’s father is (was) a policeman. I guess a guy (in a Jets’ shirt in Met Stadium) felt threatened by a woman (in a Patriots’ shirt) half his size and was justified in punching her in the face; otherwise he would be a coward in the eyes of many men. This wasn’t about self preservation; it was about ego and ignorance. Stand your ground or you’re a coward, right boys.

  13. kingpel says: Oct 22, 2013 8:38 AM

    Men who say you are never supposed to hit a woman most likely live in a suburb where women act like women. Once you get attacked by some drunken trash from the trailer/hood going for your eye ball then you can preach patience and chivalry.

  14. thereep says: Oct 22, 2013 8:39 AM

    He (Paschke) is who we thought he was….A scumbag.

  15. rayvens says: Oct 22, 2013 8:41 AM

    ” Robert Ferrer told the Daily News. “He got away with it because his father is a [police] sergeant.”
    ——————-
    this should be the headline.

  16. dpdonny says: Oct 22, 2013 8:42 AM

    She staggers backward for a step or two, but doesn’t fall.

    Again, based on her response it’s apparently not the first time she’s been clocked. She hardly seemed surprised.

    I think what we witnessed are two people acting out their aggression for the opposite sex. All joking aside they both are at fault and prolly need counseling.

  17. Bill Belichick says: Oct 22, 2013 8:42 AM

    I will agree that a woman doesnt have the right to pound on a man, and men should be able to “defend” themself, but if you cant “restrain” a female enough to keep her from pummeling you, you are a pathetic excuse for a man.

    And in my experience at games, rarely is the visiting fan “the aggressor”. No one goes into an opponents stadium and acts as the aggressor, when it is literally 1,000s to 1 against you.

    On the bright side, at least the Jets fans have moved on from the “Gate D parties” where women are requiredto show their tatas, and those that refuse get punched, or get beer dumped on them, etc…

  18. dpdonny says: Oct 22, 2013 8:43 AM

    “He’s very mild-mannered …

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before.

  19. titansbro says: Oct 22, 2013 8:46 AM

    Way of the world man. You can get away with a lot of crap if you know the right people.

  20. jillbrenneman says: Oct 22, 2013 8:47 AM

    His mother is right. He is very mild mannered.

    Conditions May Apply. See reality for details. Please read fine print before reaching an agreement with his mother’s position

    1. Convicted murderer.
    2. Punched a woman in the face.

  21. beachsidejames says: Oct 22, 2013 8:48 AM

    I don’t feel safe going to the stadium anymore so with all the instigaters running off at the mouth(especially in the parking areas)I make sure I keep mine shut and stay away from the JERKS that behave this way.

  22. thompsonway says: Oct 22, 2013 8:49 AM

    After watching the video, the girl was the attacker and he was standing his ground. Look like she got what she was looking for. Why the media favors the female in the case, I will never know. I watched the video with about eight people, 3 of which were female, and we all agree that she got what she deserved. He was backing away from the fight, and she was attacking on his ground. She should go to jail! Equal rights, right?

  23. ronaldmexico7 says: Oct 22, 2013 8:49 AM

    Well, thanks for a judicial system that lets him out so he can watch a Jets game in those awesome camo pants…and oh yeah, gives him the opportunity to punch a woman.

  24. losangelesbillsofbuffalo says: Oct 22, 2013 8:50 AM

    This guy sounds like the more accurate real-life depiction of the guy in Silver Linings Playbook.

  25. mbjst says: Oct 22, 2013 8:55 AM

    “will continue until the situation is resolved” Duh!

  26. lakedog19352 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:00 AM

    I just watched the video. First off a man shouldnt punch a woman but she clearly was the aggressor and he kinda didnt have a choice. That said, he punches like a b!tch!

  27. edavidberg says: Oct 22, 2013 9:02 AM

    I watched the video. The girl posed no threat to him. Hopefully she’s not hurt.

    It looked lke everybody involved in that is partially responsible. Everyone could have walked away.

    I can’t believe that kid only did three years for killing someone. That is the real tragedy.

  28. bestbitter says: Oct 22, 2013 9:04 AM

    Welcome to ‘Merica

  29. serkeljerks says: Oct 22, 2013 9:07 AM

    And let’s be honest…..you wear the colors of any visiting team, female or not, YOU put yourself in jeopardy of whatever kind of crowd abuses may incur. It’s unbelievably irresponsible for people to visit another team’s home territory and believe for one moment matters will be “civilized”. There is ALWAYS that one drunk guy (or more!) nearby who have been drinkin’ since the early morning who have never expressed a single self-restrained choice in their life.

    If they “lady” was swingin’ ….she should know now that chivalry died with the women’s liberation movement. Equal punches for all!

  30. classyjacklambert says: Oct 22, 2013 9:10 AM

    Wow… So now it’s not just the Jets team that is the circus.

  31. bluebongzilla says: Oct 22, 2013 9:20 AM

    I don’t believe in beating women, but I also don’t believe in just standing there and letting an assault happen when ANYbody comes at you like that. She must have been drunk.

  32. fakegregbrinda says: Oct 22, 2013 9:28 AM

    Two Patriots fans at Sunday’s game charged and threw punches at a Jets fan in attendance. The Jets fan, who attended the game with his mother, did eventually retaliate with a punch.

  33. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Oct 22, 2013 9:29 AM

    The video is what it is. However, something happened prior to what we see in the video that motivated folks to start recording in the first place. What happened prior to what we’ve seen?

  34. joetoronto says: Oct 22, 2013 9:33 AM

    kingpel says:
    Oct 22, 2013 8:38 AM
    Men who say you are never supposed to hit a woman most likely live in a suburb where women act like women. Once you get attacked by some drunken trash from the trailer/hood going for your eye ball then you can preach patience and chivalry.
    **************************************************
    Maybe if you treated them better, they would treat you better, did you ever think of that?

    Ya, maybe it’s time to become civilized.

    You DON’T hit a woman, if you have to walk away, walk away.

    SMH.

  35. bluebongzilla says: Oct 22, 2013 9:37 AM

    “Send him away forever and send the RIGHT message.”

    What’s the “right” message, Joe? Don’t defend yourself? Maybe you think he should have urinated or vomited on his attacker?

  36. multiplemiggs says: Oct 22, 2013 9:37 AM

    wana play like the boys u get treated like one. You wanna lock him up? you gotta lock them all up for harrasment 3rd degree.

  37. tedmurph says: Oct 22, 2013 9:38 AM

    The guy in the jets jersey appears to be over 6 ft tall, way over 200 lbs looks drunk and is laughing during part of the incident. Yet, he has to ‘defend his family’ from a 120 lb woman, not by getting out of there or getting security(which is everywhere at these events), but by trying to knock her out with his best sucker punch. They should throw this lowlife in the can, maybe there he can defend himself against men.

    The morons on this site condoning his actions are almost as bad.

  38. multiplemiggs says: Oct 22, 2013 9:39 AM

    her head never snapped back and he never made her bleed. he hit her in the side of the head, her own friend elbowed her in the mouth by accident during the scuffle. thats why she got a fat lip.

  39. nyjetsfan08 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:45 AM

    Man, woman, I don’t want to hit anybody. I think, especially if you’re bigger than the other person, you restrain and call for help. But he swung back and what’s done is done. I think it was shocking to watch, because (Western?) society says do not hit a woman.

    I can only think of a comedian who pondered that rule — if you’re you come home and you find your wife has drowned your kid in the pool and is on the way to drown your 2nd kid, are you allowed to pop her then? “Nope, you shouldn’t hit a woman.”

    His mother was there and there were not one but two female aggressors. One of them was holding him to be popped by the other. I’d say he was defending himself and concerned over his mother. If I was him, I might have hit the woman, too, and I didn’t stab anybody when I was a teenager (which, by the way, while absolutely horrifying, does not make it go from right to wrong that he hit the woman back). As far as the guy getting 3 years because of father is a cop, I agree, that is total bs. He should’ve went away for far longer than that. Maybe it was also that he was 17. But he ended a life of another teenager his age and he gets 3 years. I said in the other thread about the Hernandez case that the justice system is broken and here is another case that proves it.

  40. schmitty2 says: Oct 22, 2013 9:57 AM

    Did anyone notice afterwards that the woman was standing there combing her hair? Either she is one tough chick or he throws a crappy punch.

  41. realfootballfan says: Oct 22, 2013 10:25 AM

    When “homicide” is part of your past crimes committed, there is no way that you should be walking the streets amongst the rest of us. What is going on with our justice system? First, the child beating loser does probation and kills Adrian Peterson’s child and now this pond scum is walking around with the rest of us after “doing time” for killing someone else. That’s absolutely mind blowing and seen way too often these days.

  42. slayers91 says: Oct 22, 2013 10:34 AM

    As someone said before anyone that punches a girl should really check themselves.

    A punch from a man is way harder then a punch from any women and 1 that is not even half his size is not really going to bother him.

    Right now I think this scum needs to learn a little lession but if it’s true his father is a cop I can’t see that happening.

  43. bluebongzilla says: Oct 22, 2013 10:39 AM

    “Maybe if you treated them better, they would treat you better, did you ever think of that?”

    That’s a two-way street.

  44. bluebongzilla says: Oct 22, 2013 10:42 AM

    “You DON’T hit a woman, if you have to walk away, walk away.”

    Seems to me that he WAS walking away and she went after him. Maybe you should be preaching to her.

  45. 3yardsandacloud says: Oct 22, 2013 11:13 AM

    1) How is it relevant that he did time for stabbing someone? Do we know any of the facts of that incident that occurred 21 years ago?

    There is a reason a jury would never learn of that prior incident. It’s too bad that doesn’t apply to the media. “Oh, he stabbed someone once, he must be a bad dude…”

    Without more information, everyone is jumping the gun on this nonsense.

    2) As for the punch heard round the world… It’s sorta like bringing a knife to a gun fight. The women shouldn’t have attacked him as just generally a man is going to be the stronger person.

    Watching the video, he was moving away from the scrum when she ran in swinging. IMO, he didn’t even hit her that hard. I would of expected her to fall over if he really tagged her. Furthermore, he hit her once and retreated; it’s not like he kept going after her.

    A guy shouldn’t hit a women, but a women shouldn’t be throwing punches at someone that literally could blow her up. He was clearly defending himself. Probably a bad decision, but it’s not illegal to hit a women. (solely because she is a woman)

  46. dukeearl says: Oct 22, 2013 11:14 AM

    Meh… swing has no force behind it.
    Pulled his punch completely.

    Too much drinking and acting stupid on all sides.

  47. packfanaj12 says: Oct 22, 2013 11:41 AM

    I really think the term do not hit a girl gets taken a little to far sometimes. I agree hitting a girl is 99.99 percent of the time wrong… However she was the aggressor in this situation, and was not giving up on attacking him. He did not beat her to a bloody pulp, he did not toss her down and stomp on her. He distanced himself, got out of her way and yet she went after him again, she was in a rage and needed to be popped if nobody was going to hold her back. He gave her a little bruiser in the face nothing more. Also his criminal history has nothing to do with this even if it was a horrible unfairly punished crime.

  48. joetoronto says: Oct 22, 2013 12:46 PM

    bluebongzilla says:
    Oct 22, 2013 9:37 AM
    “Send him away forever and send the RIGHT message.”

    What’s the “right” message, Joe? Don’t defend yourself? Maybe you think he should have urinated or vomited on his attacker?
    ***************************************************
    Guys like you go around hitting women and feeling oh so tough.

    Whatever you do, don’t call yourself a man, because you’re not.

  49. dt58 says: Oct 22, 2013 1:15 PM

    If you throw a punch, you have to expect one back. Equal rights mean equal rights…for everyone. If she doesn’t think she should be hit by a man, she shouldn’t throw the first punch. They both should be charged with assault and neither should be allowed at games.

  50. bloodisred says: Oct 22, 2013 1:30 PM

    While I’ll defend her regardless, I’ve told my daughter don’t hit anyone you don’t expect to hit you back. Act like a man, get treated like a man.

  51. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 22, 2013 1:48 PM

    You can almost tell what took place here verbatim:

    Patriots fans thought the Pats were going to get the ball back after the missed FG and began gloating. Jets fans, inferiority complexes and all, began stewing and ready to toss Geno off the bridge, which they’ve wanted to do every other game, while wanting to canonize him in the others. Then the penalty occurs, and then the game winning kick, and the Jets fans get into Pats fans faces with taunts about the win. Pats fans bring up things that occurred over 10 years ago, and then Jets fans continue crowing, possibly taunting them over Brady’s pick six, and then the women went nuts. They were both out of line, and both are going to eventually get what they deserved (although that woman better be glad she didn’t run up on the wrong man who could have Rudy T’d her face).

    I’ve seen scenarios like this play out in the parking lot during tailgates at Giants Stadium (mostly from Jets fans), so I’m not surprised.

  52. ddjesus says: Oct 22, 2013 2:08 PM

    Wow, good thing he only punched her, then.

  53. theauger says: Oct 22, 2013 2:31 PM

    These white knights & their outdated notion of chivalry are hilarious. Step out of your ivory tower & into the real world.

    The antiquated idea that you “don’t hit a girl” or “just walk away” do not work in many real world situations. There are far too many woman in the world that use the fact that they are woman to get away with behavior like this.

    Not everything is black & white.

  54. Mr. Wright 212 says: Oct 22, 2013 3:08 PM

    theauger says: Oct 22, 2013 2:31 PM

    These white knights & their outdated notion of chivalry are hilarious. Step out of your ivory tower & into the real world.

    The antiquated idea that you “don’t hit a girl” or “just walk away” do not work in many real world situations. There are far too many woman in the world that use the fact that they are woman to get away with behavior like this.

    Not everything is black & white.
    —————

    Agreed. All bets are off when a woman crosses the line, thinking she won’t get duffed if she physically attacks me.

  55. thepunkyqb says: Oct 22, 2013 5:25 PM

    I really don’t understand why not one person has taken into account that neither you nor myself have seen the ENTIRE incident from beginning to end, but instead, just a 10 second or so long clip of the completion of the argument.

    With that said, I would also like to bring up the fact that the Pats fan in the Navy blue T-Shirt is shown shoving the Jets fan and clearly doesn’t even attempt to stop or slow down his female companion when she goes guns-a-blazing at this Jets fan knowing(or thinking)damn well that she won’t get hit no matter how much of an ass she acts like because she is going after a man and not another woman.

    I have watched this video many many times and can honestly say that although I do not agree with a man striking a woman in this manner, that she(and her male friend)clearly were looking to start something thinking that there would be no repercussions.

    Lastly, I have been to many a football game in my time and I must say, if you are the VISITING teams fan, you will not be acting like this much of an ass unless you are the one that started and are looking to continue the fight and/or altercation.

    All parties involved were being asses, but I don’t fault him for what he did in this particular situation. And just for the record, look at how a sock to the face doesn’t even phase this woman…clearly she has been hit before, probably for starting the same type of drama.

  56. Foghorn The IKonoclast says: Oct 22, 2013 8:48 PM

    Yeah well, justify it all you like but he killed someone. That is not just an inconvenient fact but says a lot about him and how he gets into these kinds of situations.

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