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Sombrero-wearing Vikings fan not guilty on most serious charge in battery case

10:12 AM, Mar. 8, 2014
Mark Swanson of Lakeland, Minn., testifies at his trial Friday in Brown County Circuit Court. Swanson was charged with aggravated battery for his involvement in a fight in the parking lot of the Sideline Sports Bar following the Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings game at Lambeau Field.
Mark Swanson of Lakeland, Minn., testifies at his trial Friday in Brown County Circuit Court. Swanson was charged with aggravated battery for his involvement in a fight in the parking lot of the Sideline Sports Bar following the Green Bay Packers vs. Minnesota Vikings game at Lambeau Field.
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The 41-year-old Minnesota Vikings fan who wore a purple and yellow sombrero and poncho to a game at Lambeau Field in 2012 and then got involved in a fist fight was found not guilty of the most serious of two charges he faced.

Mark Swanson of Lakeland, Minn., was charged with aggravated battery for his involvement in a fight at Sideline Sports Bar, just west of Lambeau Field after the Packers beat the Vikings 23-14 on Dec. 2, 2012.

A jury acquitted him of the battery charge Friday night, but found him guilty of disorderly conduct after more than 90 minutes of deliberation. ...

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