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Man convicted of assault for punching Artest in brawl

Updated: April 19, 2006, 12:40 PM ET
Associated Press

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. -- The man accused of sparking the brawl between players and fans at The Palace of Auburn Hills in 2004 was convicted of assault Monday for punching Ron Artest.

John Green was acquitted, however, of throwing a cup at Artest -- who was playing for the Indiana Pacers at the time -- before the forward charged into the stands and began fighting with Detroit Pistons fans.

Green was the last person with a case pending after the brawl, one of the worst in U.S. sports ...

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