The Los Angeles Dodgers are trying to wash their hands clean of the Bryan Stow assault.
The baseball organization asked U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Kevin Gross to dismiss a claim filed by Stow and his family shortly after owner Frank McCourt filed for bankruptcy.
Despite the reported 442 security personnel on hand for opening day last March, Stow still managed to get brutally attacked in the parking lot of Chavez Ravine, leaving him in a coma for months.
“Stow cannot prove any link between the additional security related steps that Stow contends the debtors should have taken and his injuries,” the Dodgers said in a statement. “Stow cannot show that anything about the security personnel staffing on opening day caused his injuries and, furthermore, the security staffing at the game greatly exceeded all requirements of California state law.”
Whether the Dodgers feel they are responsible or not, they need to step up to the plate and try to work out a settlement with Stow and his family. It would go a long way in repairing their shattered image.