Originally written on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/21/14
A cowardly, drug-dealing ex-con was arrested for the parking lot beating of a New York Jets fan outside MetLife Stadium following Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

Merle Lee, 35, was charged with 3rd degree aggravated assault for his attack on James Mohr after the Jets 37-10 victory.  New Jersey State Police insist that Lee acted alone.

The thug from New Jersey was busted for sucker-punching Mohr after a woman in Lee's group reportedly shouted," F--k New York!" and "You all deserved what happened on 9/11!"

The diehard Jets fan—who has family in the FDNY— told the woman her remarks were "disrespectful."

Mohr, 23, a life-long Jets fan— wearing some of his favorite team's gear— was then confronted by a man in a Kansas City Chiefs jersey and they had words.  Lee reportedly ran up from behind and sucker-punched Mohr with a wild swing, claimed witnesses.

Mohr's sister, Anna, said her brother never even saw the blow coming.

"He said the next thing he recalls is waking up in the hospital," she said.

Lee, is a convicted drug dealer and spent three years in a New Jersey prison.  The low life has a long rap sheet which includes convictions for drug-possession, theft and other offenses, according to records.

Mohr underwent surgery on Tuesday and is still recovering from a broken jaw, eye socket and cheekbone.

The Jets released  a statement which said: "There is no place for type of behavior.  All perpetrators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

Rex Ryan, the Jets head coach, heard about the incident and told reporters he was sure that after Mohr—a phys-ed teacher from the Bronx— has recovered from his injuries, the team would do something for for him.
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