Long Island Man Attacked In Suspected 'Knockout' Game


Long Island man Kyle Rodgers was bar hopping over the weekend when he potentially became the latest victim of the “Knockout” game.

The 23-year-old had just left the Sweet & Vicious bar on Spring St. and was headed to another in the East Village when someone attacked him from behind.

Rodgers was attacked at 2:25 a.m. on Sunday morning. The attacker, who knocked Rodgers unconscious, was caught on camera.

After knocking Rodgers to the ground, the attacker casually walked away.

Rodgers woke up in Bellevue Hospital where he was treated for his injuries, including a broken jaw.

“It’s just really bad,” Mike Rodgers, Kyle’s father, said “It’s cowardly more than anything.”

Police reported that the two men had no contact prior to the attack, and would not confirm whether or not the attack was part of the "Knockout" game.

Sources: NY Daily News, NY Post


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