Three San Francisco 49er fans were charged with assaulting a man wearing Minnesota Vikings after the season’s opening football game at Levi’s Stadium.
The three are accused of leaving the victim with a concussion after the alleged assault in the stadium parking lot on Sept. 14. The incident was captured on video and posted to social media sites. Detectives used the video to arrest the three 49er fans.
The San Francisco Chronicle (http://tinyurl.com/q99aamj) reported Tuesday the assault allegedly occurred after an exchange of heated sports banter.
Thirty-year-old Eric Martinez, 33-year-old Juan Arias and 32-year-old Felix Chavira Sr. were each charged with assault Tuesday.
It’s unclear if they are represented by attorneys.
VIKINGS OFFER LACTATION SUITES
In an effort to create a family-friendly environment on game day, the Vikings announced on Tuesday that they will install lactation suites at their temporary home, TCF Bank Stadium, as well as in the new stadium set to open next season.
The Vikings say two Mamava suites for nursing mothers will be fully operational by the time the team hosts the Kansas City Chiefs on Oct. 18.
The Vikings also plan to have the pods in the new U.S. Bank Stadium.
Each 4-foot by 8-foot unit is private and mobile. They are furnished with benches and an electrical outlet for plugging in breast pumps.
TRIAL REACHES SECOND WEEK
The prosecution has rested its case in the South Dakota trial of a man accused of killing the 2-year-old son of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
Twenty-nine-year-old Joseph Patterson has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder and other charges in the October 2013 death of Tyrese Robert Ruffin, who was the son of his girlfriend and Peterson.
Patterson’s trial is in its second week. The state rested its case Monday, and it’s now the defense’s turn to present witnesses.
The main question jurors must answer is whether the death of Tyrese was an accident. Investigators allege that Patterson assaulted Tyrese while they were alone in a Sioux Falls apartment. Patterson says Tyrese choked on a fruit snack.
Patterson faces a mandatory life prison sentence if convicted of second-degree murder.