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Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

Posted on: February 7, 2012 10:45 am
Edited on: February 7, 2012 11:23 am
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By Brian Stubits

Earlier this season we relayed to you the story of 16-year-old Maggie Herger wearing Canucks clothes to a game in San Jose when she was concussed by a fan behind her. The story included such details as the girl having undergone brain surgery to remove tumors in the past and other Sharks fans taunting her as she was loaded into an ambulance.

It was a sad story, maybe as much for the general theme of fan violence at games as much as it was about the details of the specific case here.

The result (besides the concussion for the girl) is no charges will be filed by Santa Clara County against the woman who hit Herger. There was no evidence to bring about charges on and the offending woman was overheard telling ushers at the game that it was accidental.

"Our hearts go out to the young woman and her family," Santa Clara County Assistant District Attorney David Howe said in a statement. "No fan should worry about their safety at a sporting event. However, the evidence is insufficient to establish who committed the act that resulted in the teen's injury and whether that act was intentional or accidental."

The incident occurred (ugh, I've been watching too many Shanahan videos) just after the Sharks scored, so potential eye witnesses were all celebrating. Herger and her sister said the woman was intoxicated and had been badgering them all game.

Naturally the Herger family was left disappointed by the news but at this point they are ready to move on.

Helping Herger get over the ugly scenario has been the Canucks organization, including Ryan Kesler. Kesler, her favorite player, wrote her a letter with a signed photo and some other memorabilia.

Personally, I really hope that what happened really was an accident. I mean, if the woman was intoxicated, it would seem very plausible that she would stumble when standing up and fall forward, thus hitting Herger. If not then somebody just got away with assault in front of close to 18,000 other people.

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Comments

Since: Apr 27, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 9:16 am
 

Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

Glad there will be no charges filed because that would cause tax payers money over stupid little things.  California suffered enough with their economy woes and don't need this sh*t added to another woe.  It was just a drama so now case closed and move on!
TDAISON could have possibly posted the dumbest post ever and thats saying something on these boards. TDIASON says lets not prosecute an adult for assaulting a child because the economy is bad. Brilliant! 



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:40 am
 

Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

And yet some idiot out in Alabama could face 20+years for poisoning a tree. Figure that out? Murder? Pfff. Ask Donte Stallworth what it taked to get away with murder. Pay a family off and get banned from football for 1 year.  Whoa is me! Put a pot head in Jail for 15 years. Right on dummies. No wonder no one believes in the judicial system anymore. The standard is that every penalty a price....TAG!



Since: May 18, 2009
Posted on: February 8, 2012 7:36 am
 

Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

Real shock here. Goon fans out in Cali acting aloof once again and getting away with it.



Since: Jan 17, 2012
Posted on: February 8, 2012 1:52 am
 

Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

You talk about classless, "Sharks fans taunting her as she was loaded into an ambulance."  A 16 year old, teen female assaulted by a "woman"?   From behind??  In the stands???  At an NHL game????  The Santa Clara County Assistant District Attorney David Howe should be ashamed of his department and his efforts in prosecuting this case.  The Assailant told the ushers at the game that "it was an accident"?  A 16 year old teenage girl is concussed by a woman from behind and the woman says it was an accident.  LOL.  I wish they would sue the County and or the City and get half a mil or a mil from these hick politicians.  It's shameful that they are not going to bring anyone to bear on this criminal matter.  Any fan that assaults another fan at a sporting event should be jailed without bail and fined 250 thou and 1 year in prison.  That would or should stop any stupidity that may result from inbred fans acting out their X box tantrums on innocent people.  Throw the book at this bitch that hurt this little girl!



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 9:09 pm
 

Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

the justice system in action

ugh



Since: Mar 19, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 3:18 pm
 

Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

I hope everything turns out fine for the girl who was assaulted.  Totally unacceptable.  And as for the children on this board - behave!



Since: Aug 22, 2007
Posted on: February 7, 2012 2:45 pm
 

Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

I went to SF a year ago and one thing is clear to me.  The entire bay area and surrounding area could go under sea and the country would be better off.  What worthless human beings live there.  Oakland gets a bad rep but the people stereotyped to live there goes much much further than just Oakland



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 1:41 pm
 

Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

This is a board where we give our comment and give our opinions on various sports topics.   I did both.....  if you don't like it, refer to the first 3 words I typed above.  


The above correction is for the english major on these boards that can't stand spelling mistakes.

You are a moron.

There !  I just verified everything I wrote.  I spelled everything just fine and everything makes sense.

Feel better now? 



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 7, 2012 1:37 pm
 

Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

As a Sharks fan, I really hope it was an accident. But you could be right, maybe it wasn't. But don't act like you know...you weren't there.

Oh, and KARMA is spelled like that. Idiot Red Wings fan. 

Go f*** yourself?  Did I spell that right?

This is a board where we give our comment and give our opinions on various sports topics.   I did both.....  if you don't like it, refer to the first 3 words I typed above.  



Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2012 1:22 pm
 

Sharks fan not charged for KO-ing teen Canuck fan

The "assaulant?" 

You're a tard. 


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