Beaten Giants Fan Bryan Stow Suffers Slight Setback

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)— The San Francisco Giants fan who was severely beaten outside Dodger Stadium suffered a slight setback in his recovery over the weekend, according to his family.

Bryan Stow’s family members posted on their website that a spinal fluid test came back positive for urinary tract and staph infections. Doctors at San Francisco General Hospital have been giving him antibiotics and an ice vest to cool him from a high fever, they said.

Doctors and relatives have described Stow’s recovery as filled with ups and downs since the March attack in the stadium parking lot after the Los Angeles Dodgers’ home opener. The 42-year-old Santa Cruz paramedic and father of two was upgraded from critical to serious condition in June.

Louie Sanchez, 29, and Marvin Norwood, 30, have been charged in the attack, which police describe as the culmination of a string of confrontations they allegedly had with randomly selected Giants fans at the stadium. Both pleaded not guilty to mayhem, assault and battery in Los Angeles County Superior Court earlier this month.

In Monday’s Internet posting, Stow’s family also addressed the violence at Candlestick Park during Saturday’s football game between the rival San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders that left two people seriously injured. Relatives said they didn’t want what happened to Stow to be for nothing.

“We had hoped it would teach people that violence, specifically at sporting events, is unnecessary and wrong,” the family said. “Nobody should feel afraid to root for their team, or bring their families to games. … Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of Saturday night’s game and their families.”

Copyright 2011 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press.

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  1. Art says:

    of course anybody should be able to root for your team, BUT if you wear and root for your team at an opposing teams stadium chances are you may get into a fight. That’s just reality

    1. Jeezus says:

      stick to the Art studio, buddy.

    2. Me says:

      Then people need to grow up. Your post is idiotic, fighting is never okay and to fight for a tem who cares less about you and who you are is stupid. Grow up Art. Do these teams root for you when you do your job? I don’t think so. The team just wants you to pay your money to make them richer – so they can have 3 houses instead of 1, so they can have more tatts, so they can buy million dollar rings for their wives when they cheat on them
      Is this what you are fighting fo?

  2. Mel says:

    Human nature dictates more than anything on what’s going to Happen and our Nature is to be Aggressive and Sexual. Add Alcohol to that mix and guess what?

  3. Colleen says:

    No one should be beat over a team or sport, men acting like cowardly boys! No one is getting paid but the players and none of them are currently in jail or in the hospital. I agree alcohol makes weak men do things they would normally not do and what is even more pathetic about this story is the hundreds of bystanders just watching. If 10 REAL men would have walked over and told them to stop, this man would have been home with his children and wife today. Society is so desensitized by violence we get joy out of watching people get beat up or even killed.

    I say get rid of the alcohol and charge higher ticket prices and this will keep the THUGS at home terroizing their neighborhoods!

    1. NotReal says:

      What’s your obsession with Real men and Real Dogs?
      Were the men in your life not Real men? You seem to know the subject a little too well.

  4. sad says:

    years ago, my husband would not wear his favorite teams hat to a dodger game, and I was like …Really, why?…..Now I know, and he was right, and is safe at home with his family tonight.

    We should all be able to wear whatever we want, wherever we want but in this crazy society, you just can’t.

    Hopefully B Stowe will live a normal life one day. Best wishes to him.

  5. Dr. Dork says:

    Dang this guy is a wuss! How freakin long does it take to recover yo?

    1. get outta here says:

      Idiot Dr Dork, Do you think Bryan Stow just got a few broken ribs and a black eye??? How about someone beats you into a coma with brain trauma and see how long it takes you to recover.

      1. Dr. Dork says:

        ‘Twas a facetious post, but naturally someone of your low intelligence would not pick up on that. How does that foot taste?
        Dingus,

      2. get outta here says:

        Do you think anyone cares if it was a “facetious” post? Of course YOU would come on here to write something stupid since you come on these blogs everyday and make jokes about everything situation you stupid nad, and you better watch what you say before I cut your d**k off and stick it down your throat you bl*wjob

      3. DR. DORK = CLOWN says:

        DR. DORK = FAT LOSER WHO SWITCHES SCREEN NAMES EVERYDAY TO POST HIS “FUNNY FUNNY FACETIOUS” POSTS.
        HOW ABOUT YOU CHANGE YOUR POSTS UP A LITTLE BIT SO PEOPLE DON’T KNOW IT’S THE SAME PERSON REPEATING HIMSELF EVERY SINGLE DAY. YOU GOT NOTHING BETTER TO DO? GO READ A BOOK OR A DICTIONARY. LEARN SOME NEW WORDS TO WRITE. HEARD “DINGUS” BEFORE.
        BETTER LUCK NEXT TIME LOSER

    2. PAYAZA818 says:

      DR DORK YOU ARE SO STU[ID

      1. Dr. Dork says:

        ironic post.

  6. Laura says:

    I think it’s so sad that someone who would go beyond the call of duty to help others should get beaten to within an inch of his life by others who love the same sport. Fighting for something like that demeans us as a species.

    Even with martial arts, it’s a luxury to fight only one opponent. If others had stepped in to help, there may have been a riot, with many more dead or injured.

    It’s a tragedy that someone who chose a career of helping others is stuck fighting for his life… just as he did versus those thugs. Best of luck to him and his family in this difficult time.

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