McKelvey’s Son: Cowboys Fan Father ‘Felt Threatened’ At MetLife Stadium

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Talk about a stunning excuse.

Leroy McKelvey of Moncks Corner, S.C. was arrested after allegedly using an illegal stun gun in a fight with other fans during the Cowboys-Jets game Sunday night, New Jersey state police said.

McKelvey was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and two weapons counts. The 59-year-old, father of Power 105.1 deejay Charlamagne Tha God, was taken to the Bergen County Jail where bail was set at $22,500.

Last week, Jets coach Rex Ryan said “it’s probably not recommended that you wear Cowboys stuff” to MetLife Stadium. Tha God says that may have had something to do with his father packing the weapon.

“He shouldn’t have had a taser on him,” he told the New York Daily News. “But I really feel he took a risk because he felt threatened.”

There was an increased security presence at the game on the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, including bomb-sniffing dogs checking every car that entered. Fans were also patted down and had their bags checked, typical of game day security.

The website Deadspin posted a cellphone video Monday of the fight. One fan can be heard on the video saying: “How did he get in here with that thing?”

According to the Daily News, the fracas began because McKelvey and his entourage didn’t stand during the national anthem. They also allegedly spoke during “Taps” and “Amazing Grace,” drawing the ire of a Marine.

Tha God said McKelvey is a Jehovah’s Witness, and doesn’t believe in standing for the anthem.

The peeved Marine in section 324 wouldn’t let McKelvey pass to use the bathroom at halftime, witnesses told the paper. That’s when they said McKelvey used the stun gun.

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MetLife Stadium CEO Mark Lamping said no one was seriously hurt in the incident during the Jets’ 27-24 victory.

“Procedures for pat downs established by the NFL and used at every game were in effect at all entry gates,” Lamping said in a statement.

It’s possible there could be changes in the security methods, though. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league is “always refining and improving our security procedures.”

“These procedures have been successful in keeping items that can cause serious injuries out of our stadiums,” Aiello said in a statement. “We will continue to be vigilant in protecting the safety of our fans.”

Are you surprised that a fan could sneak in a stun gun? Sound off in the comments below…

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  • linkin

    i highly doubt that mr mclevey is actually a witness. it would appear that his cowardly son was looking for an out to be excused for the behavior. i have never know an actual witness to act disrespectful towards the country they live in. they abide by the laws of the land they live in. and they avoid confrontations such as these.

  • Bubba

    I think that it is ironic that Jehovah’s witnesses do not believe in violence. However, this man must have anticipated violence since he took a stun gun into the game and felt that he had to defend himself. Also, they do not believe in standing for the National Anthem, but they do believe in disrespecting the beliefs of others. This man’s lack of respect for others is what started the fight.
    Isn’t this man a great example of being a witness for God. Nationalism has never been above God. However, it is the patriotic spirit that causes us to have great respect for the USA. If he does not believe in Nationalism then he should go live in Afghanistan.

  • ejones

    First, if you call yourself “Charlamagne Tha God,” you are a certifiable dumb-ass and nothing you have to say is relevant to anyone with a brain.

    Next, you only bring a stun-gun to a public event if you intend to use it.

    Lastly, it’s “Giants Stadium.” Always was, always will be.

  • Dan

    !st I honestly don’t believe this guy is a Jehovah witness. I have friends and some family who are and believe me there is no was any of them would have a beard like that. for real tell me in US has anyone ever has a Witness come to your door sporting a beard.

    2nd All i can think of is he brought it because he was afraid he would get mugged or something.

    hay I might be wrong I’m just going by what I have seen.

    3rd if you take the stun gun out of the mix then what would have happened. the guy will not let him go to the bathroom. Well then he would get arrested for indecent exposure when he peed on the guy that would not let him out to go to the bathroom

  • Richard Murphy

    was being a jerk!

  • Kala

    So, a Jehovah’s Witness can’t stand up for our National Anthem but he can taser the hell out of his fellow man. Aren’t those wacky Jacksons Jehovah’s Witnesses as well.

    • Danny Haszard

      Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t salute the flag but for hypocritical reasons.

      Jehovah’s Witnesses are controlled by their fanatical Watchtower leaders, issues like the flag salute are red herrings to divert followers and the public from their corrupt practices.
      My family was spiritually and financially swindled by the Watchtower society,3rd generation Jehovah’s Witness Danny Haszard

  • Danny Haszard

    Jehovah’s Witnesses blood transfusion confusion.
    Tens of thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses including countless children that have perished since the 1940s when the no blood doctrine was enforced.
    Simple fact-The Bible does not prohibit Blood transfusions.If you are bleeding to death it is more dangerous to refuse a blood transfusions than to take one.
    Bloodless surgeries are great if they can be elective.1/3rd of all trauma deaths are from blood loss.

    1) Jehovah’s Witness do use many parts ‘fractions’ components of blood,so if it’s ‘sacred’ to God why the hypocritical contradiction flip-flop?

    2) They use blood collections that are donated by Red Cross and others but don’t donate back,more hypocrisy.

    3) The Watchtower promotes and praises bloodless elective surgeries,this is a great advancement indeed, it’s no good to me if I am bleeding to death from a car crash and lose much of my blood volume and need EMERGENCY blood transfusion

    The Watchtower society leaders of Jehovah’s Witnesses will not allow a follower to pre store their OWN blood called autologous blood,yet allows the transfusion of so-called Hemopure made from Bovine cow blood.

    Danny Haszard

  • Keith

    This thug does not represent Cowboys fans. As a combat-wounded Navy Veteran, I stand firmly by the Marine. At the least, the idiot with the taser should have stood. He also should have kept his mouth shut. I seriously doubt, as well, that he is representative of JWs.

    • Whiteboi

      You are very ignorant. Nobody gives a hoot if you’re a navy vet or not. Were you there? The man has a right to defend himself just like you would.

  • Tiff

    First, not one of Jehovah’s True Christian Witnesses would be wearing a beard!!!!!. Second as those who uphold theocratic law and man’s law, they would not be carrying an illegal taser. Jehovah’s Witnesses promote peace and respect. They do not use foul language . Jehovah’s Witnesses do not salute the flag, but stand out of respect for what others believe and feel. This guy is a renegade and he nor his son should have identified themselves as Jehovah’s Witnesses, because their actions prove they are not.

  • Jaime

    I’m so glad that you all were there to see this lack of respect and disturbance of peace occur. If none of us were there, none of us know if the man was actually talking, or being disruptive in any way other than just not saying the pledge, or singing the National Anthem, or holding his hand over his heart. I don’t think that the Witness was looking for a fight, maybe he genuinely scared. And the Marine did have the right to not allow him by but that was a childish move on his part. Lets all learn a more before we pass judgment on who was wrong and who was right. Both parties had fault, both had rights, we need to all learn where to draw the line.

    • badman

      your mom’s master is a goat

  • Scott

    The sad thing is that thousands of young men and women have fought and died for the freedom in America for a bunch of inconsiderate pricks like that to not stand and honor this great nation. If you can’t stand and honor our nation for 10 minutes then you need to leave our country, maybe Iran is a better place for the likes of such folks. God Bless the USA and all the armed forces that serve her!

    • ejones

      I think he’s an idiot for the tazer thing, but he had every right not to stand. However, the respectful thing to do would have to been respectfully quiet during the extravaganza.

  • TOL

    How ironic is it that this Jehovah’s Witness decided to exercise his freedom, that the marine puts his life on the line to maintain, and not stand during the National Anthem, or to respectfully remain silent during the homage to the 911 victims, yet he expects the marine to stand and let him pass to the rest rooms. Life’s about mutual respect – stand and be silent out of respect for the 79,999 other Americans that were at the game – and maybe they respect you back.

    • Proverbs 21:12

      How do you know the marine put his life on the line for this person? Show me one law in New York State where it say’s you can block somebody from using the restroom at a public sporting event???? Show me one law. It seems this whole 9-11 Patriotism is an excuse for underachievers who weren’t successful in anything in their life to get together for 1 day and forget their failures..meanwhile the day after they’re back to their same old miserable faile lives. It seems people are making up stuff to thier own wide interpretations.

      • Navy vet,Marine dad

        The day that Marine took his oath, and then when he worked to receive his EGA was when he put his life on the line for all of us. He agreed at that time to uphold the constitution against ALL enemies, Trust me mr proverbs, when some fanatic comes looking to decapitate you for believing in whatever you believe, you’ll be crying like a baby,and wondering where the Marines, Sailors, Soldiers, and all the rest are.

      • Otto deFay

        WHat is the significance of New York State? This happened in the great state of New Jersey.

  • Jaime


    • Matt from Totowa

      Hello, I’ve heard of the Constituion and what you are referring to is called the First Amendement. Yes, this Jehovah’s witness had every right to be disrepctful and act like a 5 year old during an emotional and patriotic day. Yes, he had the right to wear a Cowboys jersey. And yes, he has the right to worship anything he wants. Having said that, the marine had the right to not let the guy pass to use the bathroom. This guy had no right to ensue violence. “Those who want respect, give it.” He brought the taser because he wanted to pick a fight. He held firm to his belief that he doesn’t have to show respect or act like a civilized human being for 10 minutes. He’s a baby and I have zero sympathy for him for his reasons for bringing a taser to sports game.

      PS: Moving your right pinkie an 1/16th of an inch to the right of the “A” key makes your argument sound more intelligent.

      • KPMc

        “Having said that, the marine had the right to not let the guy pass to use the bathroom.”

        Which amendment covers that?

      • Matt from Totowa

        or*,to the left of the “A” key**, guess I am the idiot now

    • Gerald Jones

      Leave it to a Jehovah’s Witness to interpret an assault by a fellow JW as JWs being “persecuted” for their “only true religion”.

  • carmine v.

    Getting into the stadium with a taser on 911 anniversary, how the heck this happened…wrong
    Not standing for the anthem in a free country……wrong, but that’s his choice.
    Confronting someone because they didn’t stand during the anthem…….wrong.
    Losers all around.

  • Thomas

    Not the corp I know, picking fights with 60 yr olds

    • Gerald Jones

      The JEHOVAH’S WITNESS assaulted the Marine — not the way your lack of reading comprehension indicates to you.

  • jules

    when Rex Ryan was inciting Jets fans by what he said, he didn’t recommend fans come to the game wearing Cowboys gear, he was issuing a threat,he was inciting Jets fans to punish them for showing up.that may have had something to do with this cowboy packing the weapon I think I would have. You think he is the only one that got pass security

  • joe

    What a loser! He should be immediately sent to Afganistan and be point man for every patrol!!!

  • Texasbil

    Apparently he knew what an a$$$hole he is and was expecting to get his a$$ kicked is why he took the taser.

  • Surfin Bird

    these type of people always act like this.

  • John

    A taser-wielding Jahova’s Witness. Nice!

    • Dave

      ummmmm…, you apparently don’t know the facts. it was the JW that got his ass tazered. wow. i suggest you go back and re-read the story.

      • otto_defay

        it was the JW that brought the tazer and used it on the others. He started the problem and is the one that got arrested for it.

      • Keith

        No it wasn’t you moron

    • Kel

      …somone who actually believes this story…nice!

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