According to the New York Post, the arresting officer claimed that Mallon, 26, had been belligerent and threw beer at other tailgaters. Mallon told the Post that "I did not throw beer at anybody. I was angry with the police for trying to go through the crowd like that. But I'm more angry with what they did to me."
And after seeing this, I can understand why Mallon might have been a little upset.
More via the Post:
Mallon ... had been engaged in playful pregame taunting with passing Colt fans at a Jet-heavy tailgate party outside Lucas Oil Stadium when the cops entered the fray.Mallon was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct, and after spending eight hours in the can and paying $150 fine he was released.
The officers told the verbally jousting fans and Jet diehards to move along - but Mallon, of Brick, NJ, apparently didn't move fast enough, witnesses, including his dad, told The Post.
Cops grabbed the construction worker, threw him against their patrol car, punched him in the back of the head and then Tasered him, the witnesses said.
The day wasn't a total loss for Mallon's family, however (well, save the part about the Jets actually losing):
The dad said Patrick, cuffed in the back of a cop car after the Tasering, urged his dad and brother to go to the game and pick him up later. The lawyer dad did as his client son wished. "His last words to me were, 'Go, Jets!' " his dad said after the 30-17 Gang Green loss.Gothamist has more video mayhem here.