The Oakland Raiders escaped Baltimore Sunday with a come-from-behind victory, but an altercation at the stadium is hanging a black cloud over the organization.
Two fans representing the "Silver and Black" are accused of leaving a Ravens fan with a serious head injury after a reported scuffle near a concession stand at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday, as reported by The Baltimore Sun.
Scott Smith, 30, and Andrew Nappi, 31, have been charged with first- and second degree-assault, The Baltimore Sun reported. Both men reside in New York.
The victim has been identified as Joseph Bauer, a man in his 50s from Maryland. Police reported that a verbal dispute turned into a physical altercation before Bauer was pushed down and smacked the back of his head on the concrete.
Doctors reportedly told the family that Bauer, who was unconscious after the fight and listed in critical condition, has a 30 percent chance to survive, according to The Baltimore Sun and police.
"Our sympathies and prayers go out to Mr. Joseph Bauer, his wife Sharon and the rest of his family," the Baltimore Ravens organization said Monday in a statement. "We have reached out to the family and have received a report on Mr. Bauer's condition. We are deeply concerned about this assault and are learning as much as we can about it. Safety for our fans is a top priority. Confrontational and inflammatory behavior is never tolerated and is unacceptable at Ravens home games."
Nappi had been released from custody after covering a $25,000 bail payment while Smith's status remains unclear, The Baltimore Sun reported.