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Dodger Beating Victim's Family: TMZ Is Being Unfair

6/28/2011 11:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The family of Bryan Stow -- the man who was brutally beaten outside Dodger Stadium -- is upset at TMZ's stories over the last day, claiming a remark about a hot dog in no way justified the beating.

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Stow's family is upset that we posted the video, showing Stow in a verbal altercation with a Dodger fan.  The Dodger fan, Juan Banda, claims Stow had loudly said, "I rather eat my own feces than a Dodger dog."

A rep for the family tells TMZ, "There has been enough hurt and pain for Bryan, his family, friends and especially his two young children."  The rep believes we suggested Bryan's attack may have been warranted. 

The rep says, "Banter is expected at any sporting event.  Violence should not be.  Bryan is not a violent person.  That shows as he remains seated, hands up as someone is in his face yelling.  Over what? Comments about a hot dog?!!"



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MightyMad MightyMad

So... the reason why he got himself beat up isn't as important as the beat down itself then? Idiotic logic - 'not saying he got what he deserved, but, if he shut his mouth up, nothing would have probably happen to him...

Jay Jay

You dont kick someone brains in over a hot dog comment.

Maverick Maverick

It's quite possible that Bryan Stow was shooting his mouth off. And pissed someone off. No matter what, his beating was completely unjustified. But it's possible that Stow is not quite the angel everyone thinks he is. And perhaps his family should realize that.


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MightyMad MightyMad

So... the reason why he got himself beat up isn't as important as the beat down itself then? Idiotic logic - 'not saying he got what he deserved, but, if he shut his mouth up, nothing would have probably happen to him...

Jay Jay

You dont kick someone brains in over a hot dog comment.

Maverick Maverick

It's quite possible that Bryan Stow was shooting his mouth off. And pissed someone off. No matter what, his beating was completely unjustified. But it's possible that Stow is not quite the angel everyone thinks he is. And perhaps his family should realize that.

Carl Carl

Obviously the violence was not warranted and the perpetrators are scum that need to be behind bars. That being said... it is generally a bad idea to piss people off for no reason. If I (as a white person) were to go into a minority neighborhood and started shouting racial epithets I wouldn't deserve to be beaten into a coma, but I'd be stupid to not think that it could happen.

Dan Dan

So I guess the family did not want the general public to see that Bryan was not the angelic person they have portrayed him to be.

Lauren Ashley Lauren Ashley

Well if it matters, personally I would rather eat feces than a dodger dog too. Dodger fans are insane. I was at an Angels vs Dodger game and I can't even tell you how many fights were started in the parking lot by Dodger fans. L.A. shouldnt be allowed any sports teams, they don't know how to play nice. i.e- Lakers, Dodger, Raiders..


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Rotten Puppets    

He runs his mouth at the stadium.
They run their mouth on the internets.

LOL - the family must be victims now too???

1129 days ago
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AndUKnowThisMan    

Damn it 2nd!! Someday Someday!!

1129 days ago
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Carl    

Obviously the violence was not warranted and the perpetrators are s*** that need to be behind bars. That being said... it is generally a bad idea to piss people off for no reason. If I (as a white person) were to go into a minority neighborhood and started shouting racial epithets I wouldn't deserve to be beaten into a coma, but I'd be stupid to not think that it could happen.

1129 days ago
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Carl    

Overly sensitive language filter in my other comment. All I wrote was "skum" spelled correctly.

1129 days ago
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Team eM Zed    

@Carl seriously, TMZ allows so much on this site and they blocked skum?! lol

1129 days ago
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rico    

what carl said. perfect analogy.

1129 days ago
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HangoverPictures.com    

Right or Wrong... this just proves if you're gonna run your mouth you better be able to back it up. Let this be a lesson to the next loud mouth out there.

1129 days ago
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Chuck    

If it was your husband or dad, you wouldn't want to see TMZ writing about how he deserved it. I agree with the family. He may not have even said it, so why is everyone believing what some clown has to say?

1129 days ago
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Jj    

TMZ is being fair in this story. Since when is recalling all events surrounding an incident unfair? What is unfair is pulling the "children, family, and friends" card to intimidate TMZ to not reporting information that puts Stow in poor light. There are three sides to the story -- his, the other, and the truth. Lay out all the information and trust that people can made their own opinions.

1129 days ago
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MyOpinionOnly    

TMZ is just posting the story as it comes out. they didn't outright accuse him of deserving it. No one deserves to be beaten like that for any reason. But you cannot blame the media for getting more of the story and posting it. That's just how journalism is. I'm sure its not easy for the friends and family to hear, but it doesn't change the cir****tances of what happened. Smack talk always happens at games, but its up to the fans to be responsible and realize talk is only talk and not worth fighting someone for. Its a sad situation no matter how you look at it.

1129 days ago
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Ken    

Words mean little. Physical violence is another thing.

1129 days ago
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Dan    

So I guess the family did not want the general public to see that Bryan was not the angelic person they have portrayed him to be.

1129 days ago
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Phyl    

TMZ there are times that when you can't say anything good that you shouldn't say anything at all.

1129 days ago
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Buckaroobonzai    

well, they are right. shame on tmz for that one.

1129 days ago
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MyOpinionOnly    

Chuck - Where EXACTLY did they write he deserved it? They didn't. Thats the assumption that people make. And you know what they say about assuming? Yep...makes an azz out of U and ME.

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