A civil compliant was filed last week in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and owner Frank McCourt against the two men accused of the horrendous beating of Bryan Stow. Attorney Jerome Jackson has said that Bryan Stow, the victim, should share part of the blame.
Jackson said that if this case does go to a jury trial, the jurors would be asked what percentage each person is to blame. If financial damages were to be awarded, the money would be split be the percentage the jurors come up with.
Jackson used the Maria Para Helenius case as an example. Helenius lost one of her eyes in a fight outside of Dodger Stadium and was found to be 15% liable and the Dodgers 0%.
Stow, a 42 year old EMT and father of two, remained in a coma for several months following the attack and still needs care. Stow's lawyers also say that his medical bills are expected to be around $50 million.
What really burns me about this case is that how dare the Dodgers claim that Stow is partly to blame. Bryan Stow was just minding his own business when two delinquent Dodger "fans" started beating on him. Why? Because he was a Giants fan. The Dodgers in this past year have become a shell of their former glory. Between the very ugly McCourt divorce, bankruptcy and MLB taking over, and the Stow beating, thisis yet another black eye on one of the most prestigious franchises in baseball history.
Bryan Stow did nothing wrong that night and he just wanted to cheer on his favorite team. The Dodgers needed to have better security, but Frank McCourt needed to have more money in his pocket. Now an innocent fan in brain damaged. Nice going, McCourt. You wonder why people want you out Frank, it's because you have taken a team like the Dodgers and drove them straight into the ground. Now you are saying Bryan Stow shares more blame than the Dodgers do because he was wearing the wrong hat. Shame on you, Frank McCourt!
Stay classy, Dodgers.