I answered my own question. Here's the article that appeared in the online edition of the Courant today.
Iowa State Mascot Suffers Broken Arm At UConn Game Friday; Police Find No Foul Play - Courant.com
Everyone is satisfied except the guy who was pushed. His account (from facebook) printed here, does not jibe with the official statement offered at the top of this thread. Controversy remains.
OK, now I'm confused. We've got people telling us "he fell, it was an accident, there was no altercation", but we also had someone on the UCONN board stating that they witnessed an altercation between the mascot & a fan (allegedly, the mascot pushed the fan first in that story).
So which is it? Accident, a push that was a little harder than the fan intended it to be, or a hate crime committed by a vicious cardinalophobe?
(without any personal knowledge of the situation, I'm going to guess it's "door B", but I'll wait to hear from the one-winged bird himself before I make up my mind)
I think the police report is BS as is the UConn statement. It probably was something to the effect that all the "witnesses" said Cy fell. The police came up to Cy and said "from talking to everyone it sounds like you fell, so what happened?". Not wanting to get the guy in trouble and not wanting to fight with the police over the deal, Cy agreed. Probably the UConn statement is fairly correct based on the police report.
Also, there probably was a degree of doubt in Cy's head about whether he was actually pushed. From what I've heard Cy was turning and walking away when the guy pushed back. When something like that happens, everything is happening too fast and afterward you began to doubt it.
May also be difficult to feel someone push you with the suit on...
Lets see what the next few days bring in terms of what Cy and other sources say.
!. I wish Cy a fast recovery.
2. I would love to hear what he feels happened, when he can speak (legal constraints?)
3. The first reports of any options like this are often wrong.
4. On the reverse side, lets face it, at least at home, we do have CY's who get in the face of other fans and are touchy. While it is great for fans and we like it, I could also see someone not used to it reacting. (This is in no way defending anyone, just observations on past situations).
Time will tell.