This just got crazy! Remember when Nick Lachey was thrown out of an NFL game, The Cincinnati Bengals versus the San Diego Chargers…well it looks like it wasn’t just trash talk, Lachey was kicked out after a physical altercation with a Chargers fan. According to TMZ the former 98 degrees singer called a female fan a “f**king b*tch” after her husband and Lachey trashed talked back and forth over the Charger fans jersey (wearing an old Igor Olshansky #99 jersey) and then the fan’s wife dissed Lachey’s boy band…and then tensions got high and Lachey allegedly choked the fan (the husband). Lachey says its not true.
Nick Lachey isn’t just a heckler … he CHOKED a San Diego Chargers fan at Qualcomm Stadium on Sunday and called the guy’s wife a “f**king b*tch” … this according to multiple people involved in the incident … but Nick says it’s all BS.
TMZ has obtained new video … which shows Lachey getting aggressive with a Chargers fan who was wearing an Igor Olshansky #99 jersey (Igor played for SD from 2004 to 2008).
We spoke to the guy in the jersey … who tells us Lachey and his buddies — all die-hard Bengals fans — had been talking trash to him about the jersey for most of the 2nd half of the game.
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.”
We’re told Lachey flipped out and called the wife a “f**king b*tch” … along with “a host of other profanities.”
Tensions exploded … and the Chargers fan says Nick lunged towards him … grabbed him by the throat and shoved him to the ground. The fight can be seen in the footage obtained by TMZ.
As we previously reported, stadium security quickly responded and ejected Nick and his buddies. The Chargers fans were NOT asked to leave.
After the incident, Nick went to Twitter and BRAGGED about the situation — saying, “Just got kicked out of the chargers stadium and couldn’t be prouder! Go Cincy Bengals.”
He later acknowledged the altercation … tweeting, “i simply don’t appreciate someone turning around and putting their finger in my face. call me crazy, but that deserved a reaction.”
We’re told the Chargers fan plans to file a police report against Lachey.
Nick’s rep tells TMZ, “This is a gross misrepresentation of what happened. It was nothing but a spirited debate between fans of opposing teams. At no point did Nick say anything derogatory to the man’s wife and anything to suggest the contrary is simply untrue.”
Gossip Cop says Lachey never touched anyone in the fight nor did he call anyone a bitch and it was the fan who wanted a confrontation.
We’re told by a source close to Lachey that, yes he got involved in trash talking, but he did NOT grab the Chargers fan by the throat NOR did he curse out the man’s wife.
Neither of those things ever happened, we’re told.
A second source, who was an eyewitness at the game, also tells Gossip Cop the talking smack was “friendly” throughout the game between both sides, and Lachey graciously posed “for pictures with their kids.”
But later in the game, we’re told the Chargers fan began to “make a scene and stood up, turned his back to the game and started pointing his finger in Nick’s face and screaming at him.”
Lachey had even tweeted that he didn’t appreciate “someone turning around and putting their finger in my face.”
Nevertheless, our source on the scene says the boy bander was “not the instigator of this argument,” and decided to “walk away because the Chargers fan had lost control and wanted a fight.”
A rep for Lachey further tells Gossip Cop, “There was no choking,” and he “did not say anything defamatory toward the wife.”
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