Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert was reportedly attacked at a South Dakota restaurant on Friday while eating dinner with his family, according to NJ.com. ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted a surveillance video of the attack (warning: it includes disturbing violence and offensive language).
On Monday, the Aberdeen Police Department announced that 29-year old Florida native Kyle Douglas Hadala has been arrested for punching Goedert. Hadala was charged with simple assault in connection with the incident.
"At approximately 1:07am on 06/20/2020 Aberdeen Police responded to the 1000 block of South Main Street in reference to an assault," Aberdeen PD said. "It was discovered that an adult male had been punched in the face. The male was transported to Avera St. Lukes Hospital where he was treated and released. Investigation led to the arrest of Kyle Douglas Hadala, age 29 of Sarasota, Florida. He was charged with simple assault."
According to ESPN's Tim McManus, Hadala was in South Dakota on a work trip. Hadala was released on bond and isn't allowed to have contact with Goedert. His first court appearance is scheduled for July 10.
Goedert didn't suffer any serious injuries as a result of the crime. Brown County chief deputy state's attorney Ernest Thompson also told McManus that the lack of serious injury to Goedert was a "deciding factor" in making the charge a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Goedert was able to return to his South Dakota home uninjured and classified as being "fine." He was initially taken to the hospital following the attack as a precaution. Mike Kaye, who broke the story for NJ.com, reported that the Eagles have declined to specifically comment on the situation, but noted that they were aware of what had happened.
The tight end is a native of South Dakota, having gone to South Dakota State before the Eagles selected him in the second round of the 2018 draft. This past season, Goedert, who is 25 years old, appeared in 15 games during the season and racked up 58 catches for 607 yards and five touchdowns.