Judge sentences Panthers fan who sucker-punched another fan at game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Carolina Panthers' fan who was captured on cellphone video sucker-punching another fan in the stands during the Philadelphia Eagles game in October will have to spend a few weekends behind bars.

[Channel 9's past coverage of the assault and arrest]

Kyle Maraghy pleaded guilty Tuesday to the assault after video of the attack went viral.

The cell phone video, which was posted on Instagram, showed Maraghy repeatedly punching a 62-year-old man sitting behind him, eventually drawing blood.

[WARNING: This video contains blood and violence. Viewer discretion is advised.]

A friend of the victim told Channel 9 that they repeatedly asked Maraghy and a woman he was with to sit down during the game.

Maraghy agreed to spend five weekends in jail, will have take anger management classes, obtain a substance abuse assessment and comply with treatment. He will also be on probation for 18 months.

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