Man Sentenced For Brawl Outside USC-UCLA Football Game

PASADENA (CBS) — A Winnetka man who pleaded no contest to attempted murder charges stemming from a fight outside the Rose Bowl before the USC-UCLA football game last December was sentenced Monday to 15 years and four months in state prison.

Anthony Richard Cisneros, 23, entered his no contest plea to the two counts on July 21 and was sentenced this morning by Pasadena Superior Court Judge Janice Croft.

The Dec. 4 fight was apparently triggered by an errant football that hit a Mercedes-Benz. In the ensuing melee, Joshua Dirling, a Cal State Fullerton student, was stabbed in the cheek, and Vimal Patel was stabbed in the back, authorities said.

Two of Cisneros’ older siblings also pleaded no contest to charges stemming from the brawl.

Arthur Joseph Cisneros, 26, pleaded no contest May 20 to an assault charge and was ordered to serve one year in county jail and three years probation.

Akira Sheree Cisneros, 24, pleaded no contest last December to a misdemeanor battery count. She was sentenced to three years probation and 40 hours of community labor.

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