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Dodgers Fans Beat Giants Fan Into Coma

Los Angeles offers $10K reward for two suspects
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 3, 2011 1:41 PM CDT

(Newser) – Los Angeles has offered a $10,000 reward for help catching two men who beat another man into a coma because he rooted for the wrong baseball team, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. The apparently unprovoked attack took place outside Dodger Stadium after last week's season-opener. Two men wearing Dodgers uniforms went after 42-year-old Bryan Stow, who had made the mistake of wearing a San Francisco Giants uniform, police say.

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Stow fell under the rain of blows and struck his head on the pavement, and his assailants kept punching and kicking before finally running away. "He's not doing too well," his brother-in-law tells the Santa Cruz Sentinel. Doctors put him in a medically induced coma, but his brain swelling still hasn't subsided. "Both guys pushed Bryan down," says the brother-in-law, "so he didn't even see them coming." (Read more San Francisco Giants stories.)

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