You can fight charges all you want. But I'm guessing that since he is not a member of the security detail, that he would be liable for actions deemed overly aggressive. I'm not a lawyer, so I can't say that with certainty, but that's what I'm guessing would happen. Good for him to put the beatdown on an idiot, but I'm guessing that the law doesn't see it that way...
judge would throw that out of court in a New York minute, especially because the kid would have gotten hurt through his own
The following is the disclaimer on the back of the Sugar Bowl ticket. a similar disclaimer appears on the back of a Rock Cats ticket (I happen to have one right in front of me). I believe it is standard language.
THIS TICKET IS A REVOCABLE LICENSE/USER ACCEPTS RISK OF INJURY
By use of this ticket, the ticket purchaser/holder ("Holder") agrees that: (a) he or she shall not transmit or aid in transmitting any information about the game to which it grants admission, including, but not limited to, any account, description, picture, video, audio, reproduction or other information concerning the game (collectively "Game Information"); and the Allstate Sugar Bowl and each of its respective agents, shall have the unrestricted right and license to use his or her image, likeness, name, voice, comments or other proprietary or public rights and that of any minor accompanying ticket holder in any broadcast, telecast or photograph and/or video and/or audio sound recording taken in connection with the game or other transmission or reproduction in whole or in part of the game, for all purposes, without compensation.
The holder voluntarily assumes all risks incident to the event, including the risk of lost, stolen or damaged property or personal injury.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl may revoke this license and eject or refuse entry to the holder for violation of venue rules, illegal activity, misconduct or failure to comply with any and all security measures. Gym bags, backpacks, oversized packages, cans, bottles, weapons, missiles, fireworks, contraband, video cameras, cameras with a detachable zoom lens, recording devices, laser pointers, artificial noisemakers and containers of any kind are prohibited on Superdome property.
The holder voluntarily assumes all risk associated with the purchase of this ticket from anyone other than the Allstate Sugar Bowl or its designated agents. This ticket may not be used for advertising, promotion (including contests or sweepstakes), or other trade or commercial purposes without the express written consent of the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
NO REFUNDS, NO EXCHANGES, NO RE-ADMISSION. EVENT, DATE & TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE.