Home run king Barry Bonds has offered to pay future college expenses for the two young children of a Giants fan injured in a beating at Dodger Stadium in March, the family’s lawyer said today.
Bryan Stow, a 42-year-old paramedic from Santa Cruz, remains unconscious at San Francisco General Hospital after being attacked on his way out of the Giants season opener in Los Angeles on March 31.
Los Angeles police made an arrest in the case on Sunday and are looking for two more suspects, according to the department.
Stow family attorney Thomas Girardi said today that Bonds has offered to pay for college for Stow’s two kids, 12-year-old Tabitha and 8-year-old Tyler.
“It was extraordinary of Barry Bonds, I thought,” Girardi said. “He didn’t say anything about it to the press. This was just a gift he gave the family because he knew that it was going to be pretty important to the kids.”
Girardi said Stow has made some progress since the attack, but it’s unclear how fully he will recover. He spent weeks in a medically induced coma and had part of his skull removed to reduce swelling in his brain.
The family has filed a lawsuit against the Dodgers and team owner Frank McCourt for negligence on the part of the ballpark.
The suit alleges that unsafe conditions such as poor lighting and insufficient security facilitated the beating, and demands restitution from the organization, including loss of future wages.
Los Angeles resident Giovanni Ramirez, 31, is being held on $1 million bail in connection with the attack, according to Los Angeles police.
Officers are still looking for another man who participated in the beating and a woman who drove the getaway car.
She is described as a 20-year-old Hispanic woman, 5 feet 3 inches tall, with brown or dyed hair in a ponytail. She was with an approximately 10-year-old boy in a newer-model, light-colored luxury sedan with a tan interior, police said.
Janna Brancolini, Bay City News