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Bryan Stow’s friends give first account of Dodger Stadium beating

The friends who were with Giants fan Bryan Stow the night he was attacked at Dodger Stadium have for the first time given a public account of the brutal opening night beating.

"He was punched with a haymaker in the side of the head," Stow's friend Corey Maciel said in an interview with NBC for the show "Rock Center With Brian Williams."

"It was a running, huge, sweeping punch," Maciel said, like a sucker punch from behind.

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"First thing that hit the ground was the back of his head, and I watched his head bounce off the asphalt, and heard it."

It was the sound, Maciel said, of "bone hitting asphalt."

The interview aired Monday night and was part of exclusive footage that showed Stow talking to NBC chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman.

Snyderman held a simple conversation with Stow, who is fed by a tube and needs round-the-clock care. He is expected to be permanently disabled.

Snyderman told NBC's Bay Area affiliate that Stow's CT scan was "stunningly abnormal" and that she didn't think such a scan could exist for someone who was still alive.

She said it was like someone took a "sledgehammer" or "eggbeater" to his frontal lobes.

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