A New England Patriots supporter who collapsed at a game and subsequently passed away did not sustain “traumatic” injuries, officials announced on Wednesday. This suggests that his demise may not be directly linked to an altercation at the stadium. The fan, 53-year-old Dale Mooney from New Hampshire, lost consciousness during the fourth quarter of the New England Patriots’ game against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough. Despite resuscitation efforts, he could not be revived. Although witnesses reported that he was punched by a Miami Dolphins fan and lost consciousness, it appears this blow may not have been the direct cause of his death.
Preliminary autopsy results did not indicate traumatic injury but did identify an underlying medical issue. The exact cause and manner of death remain undetermined, pending further testing. No arrests or charges have been made in connection with the incident. Authorities are still examining all available video footage and evidence to piece together the sequence of events. The final autopsy results will likely play a significant role in how prosecutors assess the eyewitness accounts. Joseph Kilmartin, a fellow Patriots fan and witness, described an altercation between Mooney and a Dolphins fan, noting that Mooney appeared to be in distress before falling unconscious.