Nick Lachey got into a fight at a football game: not what you would expect?

There isn’t much that surprises me about this story if you leave out who we’re talking about. A minor male celebrity goes to a football game with his buddies, gets wasted, starts talking smack to a guy with a jersey on for the opposing team, and gets kicked out of the stadium after a fight ensues. Later, the alleged victim claims that the minor celebrity/former reality star and boybander choked him and called his wife a b*tch when she came up with a clever comeback to his smack-talk. The celebrity guy brags about the incident on Twitter, not acknowledging his responsibility for getting kicked out of the game and acting like it was a badge of honor or something.

No biggie, this is the kind of petty thing we’d expect from a person with that background except this is Nick Lachey! He’s supposed to be the decent guy, the one who put up with Jessica Simpson for so long until she cheated on him. He’s not known for being a hothead or an ass and we had a window to his marriage for years. He seems rather low key and chill about everything. I am honestly surprised. When did he become a douche, or is this just a bad moment for him? Anyway here’s the news for this:

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.”

[From TMZ]

TMZ has a video to accompany this story, but don’t bother watching it unless you’re bored stiff at work and need a diversion. Hell, just go to YouTube and watch funny cat videos. All you can see is a blurry cell phone clip of Nick looking like he’s lunging at a guy in this mass fight. It looks like a free-for-all, not like Nick was the only one being the aggressor. So what happened? It was probably a convergence of Nick’s hotbutton issues – sports and his lousy career. Add some overpriced beer and drunk friends in there and you have a recipe for a fight. It makes me wonder if everything is ok at home with Vanessa and their new baby. Probably. He’s just getting worked up at a sports game. I’m not invested in sports like that and can’t relate. I hope he didn’t choke that guy though, that’s awful if it’s true.

Candids of Nick are from October and November. He’s also shown during a 98 Degrees reunion concert in August. Credit: WENN, PCN and FameFlynet

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  1. mimifarrow says:

    Must be a slow news day. He looks like bit like Daniel Craig in that first pic, that’s all I got.

  2. Relli says:

    HAHAHAHA I saw this earlier when hitting my usual AM sites… To be fair 98 degrees was pretty lame, so……..

  3. Dawn says:

    Oh who cares? I am sure she said something that warrent being called an f-n b and lets face facts many people are just that. I still like him way better than the whole Simpson family combined.

  4. Mr. Stinky FishFace says:

    That story doesn’t sit right with me. I’m from Cincinnati and I know how passionate he is about the team but for him to loose his cool like that? It just doesn’t fit the behavior he’s exhibited around here even with people constantly heckling him about 98*…however, Bengal’s fans as a whole are a bunch of morons.

    Edit: Now after watching that “video” I’m pretty sure it didn’t happen like that, the man was on the ground before the “nick lachey black hat” even came near him.

  5. Sweet Dee says:

    I am not at all surprised. This is how people act when under the influence of sports-fandom, especially football. It’s pretty ridiculous, all come off looking like a bunch of crazed idiots IMO.

    When you’re willing to throw a punch over a game, it’s gone too far. Put the bud light down and back away.

  6. emmie_a says:

    I was surprised it was Nick. I don’t know too much about him but he always used to fill-in for Regis on Live with Regis & Kelly and he seems like such a nice, down-to-earth, affable guy… which he may be & just got a little crazy about his team.

  7. lem says:

    Sports fans do the dumbest shit. Recently at the Steelers-Browns game, a Browns fan THREW a Steelers fan like 3 rows down into the bleachers…not down the stairs, actually through the seating area over people’s heads. It’s crazy.

  8. Shelly says:

    I am not a sports freak, but I have seen SO many friends and family members who are get super worked up and act like complete a$$hats about their team. I’m sure that’s what happened to Nick, as he’s a huge sports fan.

  9. littlestar says:

    I actually believe Nick Lachey’s side of the story. Can you imagine going to a sports game to have a good time and enjoy yourself and the whole time some drunk *sshole is next to you heckling you and causing trouble?! Who cares whether you like Nick or not, no one should have to put up with being called names while they are out trying to enjoy a sporting event.

    I’m really sick of drunk idiotic sports fans. They are not true fans at all. I hope that guy feels ashamed over how he behaved.

  10. Katija says:

    “Well, he lasted longer than your boy band.”

    Dear Random Chargers Fan’s Wife,



    Seriously though – be a fudging mensch when you’re on another team’s turf. I went to Packer country to see a Packers v Bears game, and I definitely had a, “hey man, I’m from Chi-town, but all in good fun, right?” attitude. But other Bears folks were being dicks. I believe that Nick is wrong. Sorry. If you’re in another team’s stadium, you gotta be cool about it. You’re on THEIR turf. Act the way you’d want them to act at YOUR stadium.

  11. Dani says:

    Nick Lachey needs to have a stadium of seats. His tribal tattoo will forever bother me.

  12. babythastarsshinebrite says:

    I’m originally from Cincinnati and love my hometown and everything about it including Nick Lachey

  13. anon says:

    OH please nice guy.. Isn’t it interesting how we all get tainted by some PR. If you been watching his twitter he has been ranting & deleting alot. He is a known heavy drinker (not gossip) & very arrogant. He needs a job & no one is interested really in him at all. he tried a few things in the last few months & just doesnt have it.

    Ask NICK why the documents are sealed in his divorce. Ask NICK why he got minimal in divorce settlement & has nothing to do with being a good guy. Think about it for a minute. Plain ass Jerk.

  14. tyson says:

    I live in Lexington KY and am a Colts fan. I refuse to go to a Bengals game at Cinci because those fans are absolutely crazy. Worst fans in football. They are aggressive and rude and many assaults take place there annually. This story does not surprise me at all.