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Dodgers attorney cites Bryan Stow's blood alcohol level as issue

October 28, 2011 |  8:19 am

Bryan Stow with his children.An attorney for the Dodgers clarified comments in which he said Bryan Stow may be held partly responsible for the beating that left him in a coma.

Jerome Jackson told The Times his statements were purely in reference to how a civil jury might break down responsibility for the beating during the Dodgers' home opener in March. He cited a magazine article that said Stow had alcohol in his system when he was admitted to the hospital.

"As Sports Illustrated noted, Bryan Stow was admitted with 0.176 blood alcohol level and that is something that will be considered at trial," he said.

Jackson said the Stow family has sued 16 entities but not the two men accused of beating the paramedic. The Dodgers have sued the suspects.

Stow, a father of two, was walking through the Dodger Stadium parking lot with two friends after the Dodgers' opening-day victory over the Giants in March when he was attacked. Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, have been charged in connection with the attack.

Jackson initially talked about the case to ESPN on Thursday, saying: "I've been doing these cases for 23 years and I have never seen one yet which it didn't take at least two people to tango."


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Photo: Bryan Stow and his children.

Credit: Reuters