Philadelphia Eagles tight end, Goedert “sucker punched” at restaurant/bar in South Dakota

UPDATE: (2:20 p.m.) – Per a report from The Mitchell Daily Republic, the incident occurred at the Zoo Bar in Aberdeen around 1 a.m. The Mitchell Daily Republic also reported that police were called the scene for a report “of people busting glasses and have busted heads.”

According to sources, the man who threw the punch at Goedert has been arrested.


SOUTH DAKOTA, — Philadelphia Eagles tight end and Dallas Goedert was taken to the hospital, after being sucker punched while out to dinner with his family at a restaurant in South Dakota on Friday night.

According to NBC sports, the punch came out of nowhere unprovoked, It’s not clear who hit Goedert or why.

A team source says he has since returned home and is “Fine.”

The 25-year-old from Britton, South Dakota, is entering his third season in the NFL.

The former standout at South Dakota State University finished second on the team with 58 receptions, 607 receiving yards, and 5 receiving touchdowns last season, behind fellow Eagles tight end Zach Ertz.

Goedert is set to enter the third year of four-year, $5.6 million rookie deal and is eligible for a contract extension after this season.

The is a developing story that NewsCenter1 will provide updates to as they become available.

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