SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Two New Jersey fathers accused of engaging in a bloody fight after a Maryland youth softball dispute have each been sentenced to a year of probation and fined $100.
Forty-eight-year-old Michael Barbella of Ventnor, New Jersey and 45-year-old Michael John Duffy of Mays Landing, New Jersey pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct on Monday in Wicomico County District Court. The two other charges filed against them, affray and second-degree assault, were dropped.
The men were arrested in Salisbury on July 16 after engaging in a fight captured on a cellphone camera. The footage ends with Barbella on the ground with blood streaming from his face.
Both men received a year of probation before judgment, meaning the offense will be cleared from their records if they successfully complete the terms of their probation.
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