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Posted at 11:08 AM ET, 12/ 5/2010

Two stabbed, three arrested in drunken melee before USC-UCLA game

By Cindy Boren

Two people were stabbed and three arrested after a brawl before the USC-UCLA game outside the Rose Bowl on Saturday night.

The fight, which involved 50-to-75 people, started about 4:30 p.m. PST in a parking lot where fans had been tailgating since 6:30 a.m. for the night game. Darryl Qualls of the Pasadena Police Department told the Los Angeles Times that it took more than 15 minutes to break up the fight, which began when a football being tossed about hit a Mercedes-Benz.

"It was just people and punches being thrown," Martin Keeley, 32, told the Times. He said he was a friend of one of the men who was stabbed, Vimal Patel. Keeley said that Patel, 24, was stabbed eight times in the back and was in the intensive care unit at a Pasadena hospital. Matthew Dirling, 27, said his twin, Joshua, was stabbed in the cheek, according to his twin brother Matthew. The hospital did not provide the Times with the conditions of the two men.


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No wonder Qatar stole the World Cup from us ... America has football hooligans!



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