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Monday’s Morning Mashup: Jets fan detained after punching female Patriots fan in fight at MetLife Stadium

10.21.13 at 7:59 am ET

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• It’s not shocking that there was a fight involving Patriots and Jets fans at MetLife Stadium after Sunday’s game, but a video making the rounds is surprising for what it shows: a large male Jets fan delivering a punch to the face of a female wearing a Patriots shirt.

The man, wearing the No. 80 jersey of former Jets receiver Wayne Chrebet, appeared to jump into a fracas in the concession area. As he was being pulled away, a blonde woman was among those who ran at him and pushed him. He responded with a hard right that connected with the woman and knocked her back, although she remained on her feet. A man in a Patriots T-shirt then responded with a punch that caught the Jets fan on the left cheek.

A spokesperson for the Jets said the man was detained, and the New Jersey State police said the incident is under investigation.

“We are aware of the situation and we do not tolerate that behavior,” the Jets spokesperson said.

• Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith is not happy with Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins, and he’s not shy about letting everyone know the reason why.

Smith claims Jenkins, a second-year pro from North Alabama, crossed the line when he tried to rattle the veteran receiver, making comments about Smith’s family.

“What I don’t like is a young guy who comes in, who obviously his first time every using the Internet and Google, and he Googles information about me, talks about my wife and stuff like that,” Smith said in a lengthy tirade. “That’s just some of the [expletive] I just don’t play with.”

Added Smith: “I don’t play them games. When you try to take it personal like that, I don’t have any great humbling things to say. So he can take his [expletive] back to St. Louis and watch the [expletive] film, ’cause I don’t play them games. And if I see him on the street, I’m going to bust him in the [expletive mouth."

There were five personal fouls in the game -- won by Carolina, 30-15 -- including one that resulted in the ejection of Rams defensive end Chris Long for throwing a punch.

Smith got away with taunting Jenkins after hauling in a 19-yard touchdown catch, the 800th reception of his career.

"Yes, I directly points to him," Smith said. "I don't give a damn. … When you embarrass people, you rub it in their face. When your dog [expletive] on the carpet, you rub it in his face.”

LeBron James turned some heads when he said in a Twitter chat with fans Friday that “I wanna play one NFL game before it’s over.”

James has expressed interest in the past in playing professional football, and the owner of his favorite team, the Cowboys, sounds like he would be happy to accommodate him.

“I hope to see LeBron,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said when James attended a game in September. “I just wish I could suit him out.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 21, 1975, the Red Sox beat the Reds in Game 6 of the World Series on Carlton Fisk‘s 12th-inning home run off Pat Darcy. Which pitcher got the win for the Sox?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Everyone has to look at themselves and do a better job, because what we’re doing now isn’t good enough.” – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, after Sunday’s 30-27 overtime loss to the Jets

STAT OF THE DAY: 0 – Losing streaks of two games or more by the Colts since the arrival of Andrew Luck last year, as Indianapolis rebounded from last week’s setback with a 39-33 victory over the previously undefeated Broncos on Sunday night

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): From Saturday night, Coyotes goalie Mike Smith scores an empty-net goal on the Red Wings.

After the University of Mississippi upsets sixth-ranked LSU on Saturday night, two Ole Miss linemen carry the Gatorade jug around looking to dump it on coach Hugh Freeze, but they can’t find him.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Rick Wise, who pitched a scoreless 12th inning, despite giving up two hits

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Manfred Mann (on the keyboard for his namesake band) was born on this day in 1940.

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