Report: Cowboys Fan Charged In MetLife Stadium Stun Gun Fight Claims Self Defense

NEW YORK (WFAN) — The man who was charged with sneaking a stun gun into MetLife Stadium on Sunday — and using it in an upper-deck fight — is claiming self defense.

“I did what I had to do,” Leroy McKelvey told the New York Daily News.

The 59-year-old was released on $22,500 bail from the Bergen County jail Monday after being charged with three counts of aggravated assault and two weapons counts.

According to the paper, Section 324 began to get heated before the Jets even got started on the field against the Cowboys. That’s because McKelvey and his entourage allegedly wouldn’t stand for the national anthem and spoke loudly during “Taps” and “Amazing Grace.”

One annoyed Marine 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 on three people.

“Don’t make be out to be a criminal,” McKelvey told the Daily News. “I was just doing what I had to do to protect myself.”

But the question is: how did he get the stun gun into the stadium on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks? The thought is especially scary, considering former President George W. Bush was in the arena.

“He didn’t sneak it in,” McKelvey’s son, Power 105.1’s Charlamagne Tha God, said on-air Tuesday. “It was right on his hip.”

The fracas happened on the heels of Jets coach Rex Ryan’s jest: “It’s probably not recommended that you wear Cowboys stuff” to MetLife Stadium, the outspoken coach said last week. Ryan drew heavy criticism for the remark leading up to Sunday’s game.

Tha God’s father was decked out in Cowboys garb for the game.

“A higher power absolutely knew there was going to be some jerks in the stands who would assault him,” said the deejay.

Warning: Explicit Language

What do you think of McKelvey’s comments to the Daily News? Sound off below…

  • Sylvia

    You know, people speak about the this man’s freedom of speech and all but what about showing some respect by keeping your mouth shut. He can choose not to stand up for the national anthem and he can choose not to sing along but did he have to be disrespectful? This SENIOR citizen has freedom of speech in this country because of brave military men and women who help protect it. And showing respect for your country is a big deal to our military, they are the ones giving up their lives in battle and away from their families. The SENIOR citizen should be thrown in jail until he realizes that this country is free at a cost and being disrespectful in front of a patriotic crowd can also have a reaction. Old fool.

  • Jack

    Good for him. The Marine deserved it for not letting him pass and starting a fight. He has a constitutional right to freedom of speech as well as one that gives him the right to bear arms. That marine should have been thrown in prison and be dishonorably discharged. Also hes obviously not that great of a soldier if he allowed a senior citizen with a stun gun to take him down. lol

    • Sylvia

      Jack: Get your facts straight. Right to bear arms was intended for people to have the right to protect their lands but to take a stun gun to start a fight. He didn’t just “defend” himself against one person, but ATTACKED several.

    • Dalen

      obviously you have never been hit with a stun gun. think before you speak you fool

  • Greg

    If they make be out to be a criminal I think the stun gun should go free.

  • Vinny

    He sneaks in with a stun gun, doesn’t stand for the National Anthem, talks loudly during Taps and Amazing Grace, it’s obvious he hates America so I say shoot him and dump him in the ocean with Osama.

  • Kevin

    this imbecile could have snuck a pipe bomb in. throw the book at him.

    also, who the heck is in charge of security at the stadium? they let a stun gun in?

    • KPMc

      But heaven forbid you try to bring in a soda that didn’t cost 6 bucks. They never miss that!

      The folks that run the Meadowlands used a national tragedy 10 years ago in order to enable their concession company to rake in more money.

      They used the false pretense of security to stop fans from brining in outside drinks and food. Stun guns… come right in.


  • James

    If his “Don’t make be out to be a criminal” quote is actually the way he worded it, he can always go for mentally unstable… though i’m quite sure that it is just the fine cbs journalism.

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