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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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Jay    

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

1184 days ago
32.

Chuck    

He shouldn't have been beaten up regardless of what he said. Especially if he was making fun of a hot dog.

1184 days ago
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Frito     

The Stow family has a point. It sure seems like TMZ is trying to paint Stow as the instigator. I'm not sure if this is due to TMZ's natural instinct to sensationalize every story or if they have a lot of Dodgers fans on staff. Is hot dog smack really a reason to confront another fan. According to Banda, Stow wasn't cursing and he wasn't insulting anyone personally. Why would he feel the need to confront him and asked his friends to back him up? It seems to me Banda is the one looking for a fight here.

TMZ writes: "What's interesting about the texts is it paints a picture of Stow trying to incite Dodger fans." How is Stow trying to "incite" Dodgers fans? He is making a harmless remark about a ballpark snack. That is hardly crossing the line or inciting anything. TMZ writers are a bunch of JuCo college dropouts and the Chavez Ravine is filled with a bunch of gang banger hotheads.

1184 days ago
34.

Bob    

I think it's safe to say this is a typical Alpha male with a ****y attitude and a big mouth. He probable parks his F-150 in spaces marked "compact" and whips through the diamond entrance lane on the freeway. These guys are all over big cities. Did he deserve to get the sh*t beat out of him? ABSOLUTELY NOT! But let's stop portraying him as an angelic father who was minding his own business and got jumped with no provocation.

1184 days ago
35.

J    

"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."

That's the dumbest analogy I've ever seen. You think insulting a team's hot dog is somehow in the same sentence with shouting racial epithets in a minority neighborhood? Wow. Just... wow.

Here's a test for you. Try both, and check the %'s on how often you get beaten half to death. I think you'll see a LARGE disparity.

1184 days ago
36.

Chuck    

I agree with Frito. How is a comment about a hot dog report worthy??

1184 days ago
37.

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.

1184 days ago
38.

Amanda    

If you talk smack you should always be prepared for the consequences. Not everyone handles things the same and you could catch someone on a bad day and they could snap with one look or word that they don't like and beat the feces right out of you. Pretty ignorant for a grown man, or anyone for that matter, to talk smack. Wasn't that something kids did during their college days?

1184 days ago
39.

Dorinha    

Who would've guessed a 30-second inaudible video clip could so easily sway public sentiment?

-- Thou shalt not heckle at a sporting event.

-- Thou shalt not take the name of the corn dog in vain.

1184 days ago
40.

HangoverPictures.com    

It would be real interesting to dig around in the history of Bryan Stow's computer to see if he had a pattern of instigating and agitating. It sounds like he's one of these "internet tough guys". Maybe he forgot that you can't hide behind a computer screen in real life. Just a thought.

1184 days ago
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Bobby C    

and its fair to keep a man in jail with alibies and PROOF he was not even at the stadium.id shove a dodger dog up his acehole get some feces on it and make em eat that.you just do not run mouth at certain sports teams games against the home team.for example NY teams.

1184 days ago
42.

petey    

He should have ate the feces instead of catchin' "the Beats!" sucker!!

1184 days ago
43.

I am Spartacus    

i dont think TMZ was really bad mouthing the guy, just telling another side of the story. Its the people commenting that are bad mouthing the guy and we have every right to if we want.

Its ridiculous to think this guy is the Saint that the media and the family have portrayed him to be. To think that he would get beaten into a comma for no reason other than being a Giants fan is ridiculous. Now we're starting to see a little more light that this guy may have been an instigator. When you go to a visiting team's stadium its ok to root for your team but if you're obnoxious about it or rude to the home team or disrespectful then you leave yourself open for people to get angry at you.

Now that this guy isn't being portrayed as a Saint the family is upset. I'm sorry the guy got beaten into a comma, no one deserves that but if he indeed was running his mouth he now learned his lesson... be careful who you talk s*** to.

1184 days ago
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I am Spartacus    

1st of all, TMZ never said he was beaten up over a hot dog comment. They are showing the arguement he got with a different fan at the same game over a comment he made about the hot dog which really isn't about a hot dog but disrespect towards the Dodger organization. They are showing it as an example that maybe this guy was an instigator and not just some random Giants fan who got beaten for no reason at all.

1184 days ago
45.

Joe    

Aren't you guys missing something? The guy that beat him is not one who was around and watched him mouth off during the game. The two events are unrelated. Right?

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