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Was Nick Lachey tossed from Qualcomm Stadium for choking a guy and cursing his wife? Let’s investigate

Dec 4, 2012, 2:34 PM EDT

Nick Lachey Visits Paul Brown Stadium, Home of The Cincinnati Bengals, To Promote Tide's Show Us Your Colors Campaign Getty Images

Sunday was a bad day to be a Chargers fan (your response: aren’t they all?). The Bengals scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to send SD to 20-13 loss … but at least this was entertaining: former boy band member and Mr. Jessica Simpson, Nick Lachey, got into an altercation with Chargers fans and ended up being kicked out of Qualcomm Stadium. That’s not in dispute. But at least one fan says that Lachey, who grew up in Kentucky and is a huge Bengals’ fan, choked him and cursed his wife. Lachey says that last part is not true. But here’s what TMZ and the Los Angeles Times were able to gather:

TMZ later posted another story in which the still-unnamed Chargers fan said Lachey used a profane slur against his wife after she insulted his former band, then later tried to choke him. The website also posted a blurry video that supposedly shows at least part of the alleged incident.

A representative for Lachey told TMZ: “‚ÄúThis was a verbal exchange between sports fans of opposing teams that went too far. While Nick isn’t proud of what happened, he did not choke anyone or use defamatory language to any women at the stadium — which the videotape clearly supports.”

How dare you disparage the good name of 98 Degrees! I challenge you to a slap-fight!

But now here’s a clearer video. Let’s see what we’ve got.

Looks like the very end of the confrontation, with Lachey and perhaps another guy being ejected by security.

Lachey responds via Twitter:





TMZ reports that the Chargers fan is considering a lawsuit. My favorite part:

The Chargers fan says Lachey made one particularly offensive comment about Olshansky that crossed the line … and that’s when the fan’s wife shot back to Nick, “Well, he lasted longer than your boy band.”

  1. t16rich - Dec 4, 2012 at 5:25 PM

    You know someones soft when Nick Lachey’s words and choke hold have them considering a lawsuit.

  2. AlohaMrHand - Dec 4, 2012 at 5:31 PM

    He was in the boy band that nobody listened to right?

    • nderdog - Dec 5, 2012 at 1:44 PM

      That doesn’t really narrow it down much, does it?