The Los Angeles Dodgers were found negligent in the 2011 beating of San Francisco Giants fan Bryan Stow but the jury’s verdict didn’t come before plenty of fighting from the Dodgers.
In a situation where you’d think the team would want to help ease a tragic situation, the Dodgers lawyered up and attacked Bryan Stow for getting himself beaten half to death back in 2011.
According to USA Today, the Dodgers and their lawyers blamed Stow for his own beating, stating that his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit and that he was in a situation that made him solely responsible for the following beating that led to permanent brain damage.
Dana Fox, the lawyer for the Dodgers and McCourt, argued that they bore no responsibility for the attack. In closing arguments, he showed jurors enlarged photos of Sanchez and Norwood and said they were responsible along with Stow himself.
Fox cited testimony that Stow’s blood-alcohol level was .18 percent – more than twice the legal limit for driving – and a witness account of Stow yelling in the parking lot with his arms up in the air.
The jury was hearing none of it though and found the Dodger negligent for the beating that took place outside of their stadium. All the push back from the Dodgers in a situation where they could only look like villains has led MLB fans to one conclusion — don’t go to a Dodgers game, drink their overpriced booze and then expect to be protected by the team.
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