October 23rd, 2009 at 12:26 PM ^

from that story. How in the world does the judge so firmly believe in his innocence, when there's no question that Milano attacked him? Whatever led up to it, there was a consensus that Milano initiated the physical portion of the conflict. I heard Dantonio wants to beef up his walk-on program to keep up with RR, he should look into Milano's eligibility when he gets out of jail.

Other Chris

October 23rd, 2009 at 12:55 PM ^

When it comes to brawls where everyone, participants and witnesses alike, is hammered, facts may be sparse on the ground. What exactly happened? Could it have been self defense? Perhaps the jury felt if someone is injured, someone else must be guilty and so were acting outside of available facts. The standard is reasonable doubt, and the judge may have felt it was exceeded.


October 23rd, 2009 at 1:59 PM ^

That's what happend here. Kampfer was being extremely less than kind with a lady friend. Milano got involved. Two guys fought, the loser got hurt, so the winner is to blame. The judge heard conflicting stories from witnesses on Kampfer's side. The jury had to punish somebody when a person gets sent to the hospital.

Other Chris

October 23rd, 2009 at 2:37 PM ^

They just felt like they had to. Or some felt that way very vociferously and the rest decided screw it, I just want to get out of here, let's reduce the charge to a misdemeanor and call it a day.