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Two N.Y. men get probation for assaulting Ravens fan at M&T Bank Stadium

Two N.Y. men get probation for assaulting Ravens fan at M&T Bank Stadium

Two New York men charged with assaulting a 55-year-old man at a Ravens game last year, leaving him with a critical brain injury, will not serve jail time.

Scott Smith, 30, of Mount Vernon and Andrew Nappi, 32, of Eastchester each entered an Alford plea Friday in Baltimore City Circuit Court on one count of misdemeanor second-degree assault.

An Alford plea allows a defendant to maintain innocence while acknowledging that prosecutors have enough evidence to win a conviction.

The two men will each serve 18 months probation.

Prosecutors said Joseph Bauer was at an Oct. 2 game between the Ravens and Raiders with his wife and friends when they decided to leave...

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