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Wednesday’s Morning Mashup: Patriots fans in fight at MetLife Stadium charged with assault

10.23.13 at 8:05 am ET
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Welcome to Wednesday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
World Series: Cardinals at Red Sox, 8:07 p.m. (Fox; WEEI-FM)
NHL: Bruins at Sabres, 8 p.m. (NBCSN)
NBA preseason: Nets at Celtics, 7 p.m. (CSNNE)
NBA preseason: Bulls at Thunder, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: UEFA Champions, Manchester City at CSKA Moskva, noon (FS1)

AROUND THE WEB:

‘€¢ The female Patriots fan who was punched in the face by a male Jets fan at MetLife Stadium on Sunday was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct Tuesday.

Boston resident Jaclyn Nugent, who can be seen in the video striking Kurt Paschke after a confrontation, was charged along with Marlboro’s Amanda McDowell and Boston’s David Sacco, because they “were observed kicking and punching Paschke in the body and head,” according to a statement from New Jersey State Police (via the New York Post).

Paschke, a Long Island resident and Jets season ticket-holder who served three years in prison in the 1990s for stabbing a 17-year-old to death, also was charged. All parties have a court date of Nov. 13.

The Jets said none of the individuals charged would be allowed into the stadium until the legal process has run its course and they take an online course.

“We have zero tolerance for this behavior,” the team said in a statement.

Paschke’s lawyer claims his client was the victim.

“It is clear that Kurt was defending himself, his mother and his friends from attack,” Bruce Barket said in a statement. “Kurt’s two friends were unfortunately injured by the group and, as a result, had to be hospitalized. After the police complete their investigation, we expect Kurt to be vindicated.”

‘€¢ Giants running back Brandon Jacobs tweeted a screenshot of a death threat he received on Twitter, as an individual using the handle Andre Rayner wrote to Jacobs that ‘it’s over for you and [your] family” if Jacobs did not rush for 50 yards and two touchdowns in Monday’s game vs. the Vikings. The individual followed with a second tweet that read: “Fulfill my orders stated in the previous tweet or that’s [your] life brush and I’m not playing.”

Jacobs, who sat out the game with a hamstring injury, wrote at the top of his tweet: “Look at what we deal with.”

After being called out, the man sent another tweet downplaying his comment:

BRO RELAX ITS NEVER THAT SERIOUS’€¦ITS JUST TWITTER MAN. I TRUELY APOLOGIZE I COULD NEVER ACTUALLY DO THAT. RETWEET THIS PLEASE. FORGIVE ME MAN ITS NOT EVEN LIKE THAT’€¦ REALLY IM TRYNA BE YOUR FRIEND !! BRUH STOP PLAYING ‘€¦YOU KNOW THAT AINT SERIOUS AND I APOLOGIZE. PLEASE ACCEPT ? BRANDON.. CAN YOU AT LEAST TALK ABOUT IT TO ME I REALLY DIDNT MEAN IT.

NFL security reportedly is investigating.

Said Giants coach Tom Coughlin: “You’€™re always concerned about the player and his family. And for young people to have to worry about something like that, it’€™s not necessary. It’€™s not a part of what we do. I’€™m not going to speculate on social media. I’€™m just concerned about however this would be revealed, that it’€™s wrong and it has no business in our game.”

With the Jaguars in the midst of an historically bad season, Athlon Sports has a list of the worst NFL teams since the league last expanded in 2002.

Topping the list are the 2008 Lions, who went 0-16 and were outscored by 249 points. They’re followed by the 2009 Rams (1-15), the 2009 Lions (2-14), the 2007 Dolphins (1-15) and the 2008 Rams (2-14). The Rams own three spots in the top 10.

The 2011 Colts — who went 2-14 the year Peyton Manning was injured and got in position to draft Andrew Luck — check in at No. 8.

Meanwhile, National Football Post has a list of the NFL’s most underpaid players who are past their rookie contracts, and two Patriots make the list.

Tom Brady, who renegotiated his contract this past offseason, and Patriots teammate Julian Edelman, who has been the most dependable receiver on the team this fall, were recognized among the likes of Saints tight end Jimmy Graham, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant and Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 23, 2004, the Red Sox opened the World Series with a 9-7 victory over the Cardinals after squandering a 7-2 lead. Who hit the game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Well, I mean, since they were using the play themselves I don’€™t even know about all that. But basically, we’€™re just moving on here.” – Patriots coach Bill Belichick, on if he believes the Jets tipped off the officials about the Patriots’ use of an illegal defensive move on field goals

STAT OF THE DAY: 45 degrees – Expected temperature Wednesday night for the first pitch of Game 1 of the World Series at Fenway Park

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): The American League Championship Series grand slams by David Ortiz and Shane Victorino are recreated using OYO mini-figures (similar to LEGOs).

Northwestern basketball walk-on James Montgomery is given a full scholarship by coach Chris Collins, and he shares the news with his excited family.

Members of the Duke basketball team sing along with patients at Duke Children’s Health Center.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Mark Bellhorn

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Weird Al Yankovic was born on this day in 1959.

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