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Court papers show Stow suspect was on rampage

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Court papers show Stow suspect was on rampage

Aug. 1, 2011GIANTS PAGE GIANTS VIDEO
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- One of two suspects accused of savagely beating Giants fan Bryan Stow outside Dodger Stadium kicked the victim several times in the head even though he was unconscious after being punched, prosecutors alleged Monday.

Authorities for the first time provided a detailed description of the allegations against Louie Sanchez and co-defendant Marvin Norwood in a motion opposing a reduction of the 500,000 bail set for Sanchez.

The two men are charged in the beating of Stow, a paramedic who remains hospitalized with a brain injury.

Sanchez was accused of leading a violent rampage against a number of Giants fans during and after the March 31 home opener.

The trouble began inside the stadium, when Sanchez threw a soda at a woman. When her companion yelled at Sanchez, Norwood had to hold Sanchez back to stop him from attacking the man, the document states.

After the game, Sanchez ran to a group of young Giants fans and swung his fist at one of them, prosecutors said.

Then, Stow and a group of friends walked past as Sanchez stood by his sister's car. Sanchez punched a man identified as Matthew Lee, the document states, then chased Stow and others several hundred feet before hitting another man identified as Allen Jeffrey Bradford and turning his attention to Stow.

"Stow was facing defendant Norwood when Sanchez ran up behind Stow and punched him in the side of the head," the document states. "Stow's friends, who are paramedics, describe that Stow immediately lost consciousness and fell sideways to the ground without breaking his fall. When Stow's head hit the ground witnesses heard his head impact the concrete and saw it bounce."

Sanchez then kicked the unconscious Stow several times in the head while Stow's friends tried to shield him with their bodies, prosecutors said.

Norwood is also accused of kicking Stow then standing over his prone body and saying, "Who else wants to fight?"

Later on, when media reported the extent of his injuries, Sanchez told his son not to tell anyone what happened, prosecutors claimed.

Sanchez's attorney, Gilbert Quinones, said he had not seen enough evidence in the case to comment.

The request to reduce bail was continued until Sanchez's Aug. 10 arraignment.

49ers sign former second-round draft pick for D-line depth

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49ers sign former second-round draft pick for D-line depth

The San Francisco 49ers announced Wednesday they have signed DL Sen'Derrick Marks to a one-year deal. 

Marks (6-2, 305) was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the second round (62nd overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft. In four seasons with the Titans (2009-12), he appeared in 51 games (26 starts) and registered 180 tackles, eight passes defensed, three sacks, three forced fumbles and one interception. Prior to the 2013 season, he signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he spent the last four seasons (2013-16). With the Jaguars, he appeared in 52 games (35 starts) and registered 104 tackles, 16 sacks, 13 passes defensed, five fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles. In 2014, he led the team with a career-high 8.5 sacks. Last season, he appeared in all 16 games (one start) and finished with 22 tackles, 3.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed. He was released by the team on March 9, 2017.

A 30-year-old native of Mobile, AL, Marks attended Auburn University where he appeared in 40 games (37 starts) and registered 114 tackles, 30 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks.

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Bobby Evans opens up on Giants’ concussion issues this season

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Bobby Evans opens up on Giants’ concussion issues this season

The injury bug has taken one unpredictable bite out of the Giants' 2017 season. Recently, they have been hit hard by concussions, both in the big leagues and with their top draft pick. 

San Francisco is currently without the right side of its infield in Brandon Belt and Joe Panik as they sit on the 7-day concussion DL. Heliot Ramos, who the Giants took No. 19 overall in the 2017 MLB Draft, is the latest to take a hit to the head

Ramos, 17, was hit by a pitch Sunday night in the Arizona Rookie League.

Giants GM Bobby Evans was asked in an interview with The Athletic Wednesday how the recent uptick in concussions have changed how the team handles the injury. 

I think the concern continues around the game and around all of sports. We are very much aware of the risks associated with not allowing a player to fully recover from one.

We want to make sure in every form that we get guys healthy and that they aren’t playing again until they are ready to go. That takes patience on our part, but I applaud the work of baseball to protect the player and obviously appreciate the diligence of what our medical staff does to continue to monitor even the smallest sign of a concussion.

Belt has now sustained four concussions in his career between college and pro ball. His return to the team this season is still up in the air. Panik, who was also concussed last season after getting hit in the head by now-teammate Matt Moore, played in his first rehab game Tuesday night with the Sacramento River Cats.

Along with Ramos, who was hitting .348 with six home runs at the time of his injury, top picks Jacob Gonzalez and Aaron Bond have impressed Evans with their play in the Rookie League. 

It’s tough to come into a league like that and hit for average and contribute the way that they have. They’ve put themselves in a very good position to start their careers. We are proud of them and are hopeful that we can continue to see more from them as they progress through the system.

Their regular season will end here shortly and then they will go into at some point an Instructional League and then move on to an offseason before they come in next spring. I think they’ve got to be very proud of what they have accomplished this season.