Police announce arrest of man who assaulted Dallas Goedert

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Police in Aberdeen, South Dakota announced today that they have made an arrest in the assault on Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert.

Aberdeen police say Kyle Douglas Hadala, age 29 of Sarasota, Florida, was arrested and charged with simple assault.

Video shows that Goedert was inside an Aberdeen bar when he was punched in the face without provocation. Goedert immediately dropped to the ground and appeared to be unconscious. He was treated and released at a nearby hospital.

Goedert grew up in South Dakota and played his college football at South Dakota State.

25 responses to “Police announce arrest of man who assaulted Dallas Goedert

  1. Of all the guys to suckerpunch, why choose the 6’5 NFL player? Seems like an odd choice. Glad to hear Dallas is okay under the circumstances.

  2. People have already called him out on social media at where he works. He’s going to have a few rough days ahead of him. Simple assault? That could have been much worse.

  3. msc4realeagles says:
    June 22, 2020 at 11:47 am
    Of all the guys to suckerpunch, why choose the 6’5 NFL player? Seems like an odd choice. Glad to hear Dallas is okay under the circumstances.


    The whole reason you sucker punch someone is because you know you don’t stand a chance if you fight him straight up. If he hadn’t clocked him he would have hauled a**.

  4. “itsunclepauley says: June 22, 2020 at 11:50 am Oof. Why’s it always got to be “Florida man”?”

    I know, I know. I live on west coast now but I lived in Sarasota for 17 years, where the sucker-puncher is from. This is cringe-worthy for me.

  5. Hope this guy gets some jail time. I am not a lawyer but ‘simple assault’ seems a little lenient. Isn’t it a misdemeanor in most cases? Seems like felony battery would be more appropriate.

  6. The bigger question here is why in the world would someone from Florida vacation in South Dakota?

  7. As a Vikes fan that can’t stand the Eagles, I certainly hope that Dallas completely recovers from his unwarranted assault. When I saw the video I couldn’t help but think of how close he came to possibly loosing his livelihood and life. Hopefully there isn’t long-term damage that shows later in life.

  8. Throw the book at the perp. There is no reason to act like this toward another person. I sense there is more to this story than we have been told.

  9. There has to be more to this story. Initially we were told Goedert was merely having a nice quiet meal with his family at a restaurant. Now to come out that he was bar hopping with friends.

  10. pkrlvr says:
    June 22, 2020 at 1:58 pm

    Lot of weirdos out of Florida…
    There’s lots of weirdos everywhere. Florida isn’t exclusive to weirdos,

  11. The way it looks has nothing to do with the charge. It was charged as simple assault because that is what it is. In order for it to be a greater crime there would have had to be injuries (according to reports he was checked out at the hospital and was fine) or it would have had to be in the course of committing another crime. So as bad as it looks on video this is the correct charge.

  12. i saw the video, so cowardly. I hope he serves time and the same thing happens to him in the clink.

  13. Well if the video is real, Goedert had someone by the shirt, which evidently annoyed someone else…

    What a crappy looking bar….it looked more like a public rest room…

  14. Simple Assault? That looked like Exaggerated Assault to me. A sucker punch that left him unconscious and could have led to a serious injury. I’m guessing Dallas is embarrassed about the whole thing and won’t pursue it so the coward who hit him will end up with a fine.

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