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Charlamagne Tha God’s Father Leroy McKelvey Arrested For Tasing Jets Fans

by Robert Littal | Posted on Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
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Yesterday we reported on a Cowboys’ fan that somehow snuck a taser into the Cowboys vs. Jets game (Video: Cowboys Fan Sneaks Taser into Game & Proceeds to Tase Jets Fans).

That is where we thought the story ended, but it appears it has a few more twists and turn.

Here are the details.

“He was attacked by four or five Jets fans for having a Dallas jersey on,” said McKelvey, who is a host of “The Breakfast Club” morning show on Power 105 as Charlamagne Tha God.

When his father didn’t stand for part of the opening ceremony, McKelvey said Jets fans started heckling the group.

“Where was security in the stadium?” McKelvey said.

McKelvey said that his father didn’t know it was illegal to have a Taser. He was wrong to bring the weapon, McKelvey said, but he was attacked.

“My father was rooting for his team,” McKelvey said. “Jets fans got upset but that doesn’t give them the right to jump a 59-year-old man.”

Deadspin is reporting one of the fans McKelvey tased was a Marine.

A Marine at the end of the row noticed that McKelvey and three others in his party would not stand or take their hats off for the national anthem,” a law enforcement officer said. “So the Marine tells McKelvey he better not have to get out of the row cause he won’t let him out.”

Sure enough, during the halftime show, McKelvey got up. Words were exchanged.

A couple of things,  there no way McKelvey should have brought a taser to a game and how did security allow this to happen on 9/11 of all days?

That doesn’t make me feel comfortable about my safety at major sporting events.

With that being said the Marine was TOTALLY IN THE WRONG. It was McKelvey’s right not to stand or take off his hat during the National Anthem. It maybe in poor taste, but that is no reason to make a threat which is what the Marine did.  There is no law saying you have to stand during the National Anthem.  Furthermore there are laws to protect people from bully threats.

If the Marine and Jets fans started to attack Mr. McKelvey he is within his rights to defend himself even if it was with an illegal weapon.

My question is why wasn’t the Marine or the other Jets fans not arrested as well, since they were the instigators?

I think you know the answer to that.

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  1. cathrynmarie says:

    This is an example of the blogger vs journalist debate… You pasted a quote, which left one confused because you didn’t introduce the quote as Charlamagne being the person in the quote. There was no background story to catch the reader up on what happened – just links and quotes; mad confusing!

    It should read something to the effect that Ctha God, son of the arrested party (dads name listed) & radio personality, went on air to discuss the situation …….insert quote ….

  2. huh? says:

    chalamagnes dad needs a time out

  3. LB says:

    I have to agree…people have the right to stand OR not stand during national athem..the jet fans were out of line…

  4. Brian says:

    Other news reports state that McKelvey and his group were not only sitting during the national anthem, but talking loudly. Also during the playing of Amazing Grace, and during the moment of silence. It’s one thing to not stand, it’s another to be deliberately provocative. Plus, reports say that when the Marine refused to stand aside, McKelvey took out the weapon and tased him, and the Marine then tumbled down six rows. It was then that other fans went after him.

    So you have a guy that was wearing Cowboy gear, being deliberately provocative and rude, who then used a weapon on other people, and they are in the wrong?

  5. Big Al says:

    finally a story about the jets cowboys game, Jets fans are the oakland raiders EAST. I know because when I lived in NY I went there every year. Thank you BSO for clarifying wtf happend great article as usual

  6. Marge says:

    The writers comment: My question is why wasn’t the Marine or the other Jets fans not arrested as well, since they were the instigators?

    I think you know the answer to that.

    From what I read it appears that the man with the taser is the one who was wrong. How misguided can you be to think that your individual right to be disrespectful when the national anthem is being played means you can be disruptive and loud? If you want to remain seated and keep your hat on then do it quietly. If you call attention to yourself then you are partly responsible for what follows. So the cheap shot remark “I think you know the answer to that” holds no water. If you think the belief of “I’m being arrested because I’m black and you’re not because you are white” is really all this is about then all you need to do is look in the mirror to see who the real racist is here. Bringing the taser into the stadium and using it is an arrestable offense. Put the race card away. It’s old and tired.

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