Suspect in Winter Classic fight posts bail after increase to $400K

CBSSports.com wire reports
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PHILADELPHIA -- A New Jersey man has posted bail stemming from charges over a street fight that left another hockey fan unconscious outside a Philadelphia cheesesteak shop following the NHL Winter Classic.

Online court records say Dennis Veteri was released Wednesday after 10 percent of the $400,000 bail was posted. A judge had raised bail from $100,000 earlier in the day.

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Video of the Jan. 2 fight posted online shows a confrontation between Philadelphia Flyers fans and New York Rangers fans escalating into a brawl that ends with a man motionless on the ground.

Police say Veteri was the aggressor and landed the punch that knocked out Woodbridge Township, N.J., police officer and Iraq war veteran Neal Auricchio.

Veteri's attorney says the case is a fistfight that's being blown out of proportion.

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