49ers sued over 2014 Levi Stadium beating
Two 49ers fans sued the team and the city of Santa Clara’s stadium authority in a lawsuit filed after they were beaten by two intoxicated brothers during a game last October, reports the San Jose Mercury News.
The two alleged victims, Amish and Kiran Patel, are cousins and 49ers season ticket holders. The lawsuit field Friday in Santa Clara County Superior Court claims the 49ers and the stadium authority failed to provide adequate security to prevent drunken violence at games.
During the Oct. 5 game against the Chiefs, the Patels allege they were beaten in a restroom prior to kickoff by two reputed gang members, Amador and Dario Rebollero. One of the cousins was in critical condition at a hospital after the incident and underwent skull surgery. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and indicates both Patels are facing ongoing medical costs.
Santa Clary County prosecutors have charged the Rebollero brothers in relation to the incident. Earlier this summer, Amador was sentenced to five years in prison after pleading guilty to two felony assault charges. Dario pleaded no contest to a felony assault charge as part of a deal in exchange for three years of probation and 30 days in county jail.
A 49ers spokesman declined comment on the lawsuit to the News. A copy of the lawsuit as obtained by the paper is embedded below.